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Domodedovo Airport terror attack hearing postponed

18:59 13/11/2012

MOSCOW, November 13 - RAPSI. The Moscow Region Court has postponed until November 29 the consideration of the case on the terrorist attack at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport, the court spokesperson told RAPSI on Tuesday.

Thirty-seven people died and 172 were injured in the attack.

The court has postponed the hearings because defendant Akhmed Yevloyev is ill.

During the previous hearings, the court questioned six victims. Many of them have filed lawsuits seeking compensation for moral harm. One victim asked to sentence the defendants to life imprisonment.

On January 24, 2011, a suicide bomber detonated a bomb in the international arrivals hall at the airport, killing 37 people and inuring 172.

Investigators said Doku Umarov is suspected of directing an organized criminal group headed by Aslan Byutukayev and Supyan Abdullayev, which planned the attack. Magomed Yevloyev, the alleged bomber, is thought to have trained at a terrorist 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 a bomb at an apartment rented by the suspects. The individuals also chose the most populated area at the airport - the international arrivals hall - and sent him to the airport to commit the terrorist attack.

The defendants in the case have been charged on several counts, including murder.

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