Victims seek $481k from Domodedovo Airport over terrorist attack
MOSCOW, October 4 - RAPSI. Two individuals injured in last year's terrorist attack at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport filed a lawsuit on Thursday to recover $481,000 from the airport.
On January 24, 2011, a suicide bomber detonated a bomb in the airport's international arrivals hall, killing 37 people and inuring 172.
According to court records Dmitry Burykin, who suffered mine-blast trauma and has only partially recovered his hearing after five operations, is seeking 10 million rubles ($320,600) in compensation. Ilya Belov, who suffered an injured leg and a concussion, is suing for 5 million rubles ($160,400).
The plaintiffs have not sought damages from the criminal case's defendants but rather from the airport directly who they blame for failure to provide proper security.
Oleg Tyuvinov, another person injured in the incident, was interviewed Thursday and has decided against filing a lawsuit.
The Moscow Regional Court has declared a recess until October 16.
According to Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin, Doku Umarov is suspected of directing an organized criminal group, which is headed by Aslan Byutukayev and Supyan Abdullayev, and of planning the attack. The alleged bomber, Magomed Yevloyev, is thought to have trained at a camp in Ingushetia.
The prosecutor's office maintains that Islam and Ilez Yandiyev, Akhmed Yevloyev and Bashir Khamkhoyev helped Yevloyev get to Moscow, where he was given the bomb at an apartment that was rented for him by the suspects.
An international search is underway for Umarov, Byutukayev, and one other suspect. In total, 28 individuals are suspected of involvement in the attack.