Moscow Court Extends House Arrest of Domodedovo Airport Owner

Dmitry Kamenshchik

A Moscow court has extended the house arrest of Domodedovo airport owner Dmitry Kamenshchik until July 28, the Interfax news agency reported Friday.

The Basmanny court granted a preliminary investigation into charges connected to terror attacks at the airport in 2011.

Russia’s Investigative Committee announced the arrest of Kamenshchik in February under Article 238 of the Criminal Code, for providing services “that do not meet safety requirements, resulting in the death of two or more people.”

He was denied a 50 million ruble bail.

The Domodedovo bomb attack in 2011 killed 37 people and injured 170 at the airport's international arrivals lounge on Jan. 24, 2011. Militant Islamist group ‘Caucasus Emirate,’ a terrorist group banned in Russia, claimed responsibility for the incident.

Correction: Previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Dmitry Kamenshik was placed under house arrest today and not earlier.

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