Investigation of loud criminal case concerning the owner of Domodedovo airport Dmitry Mason and the leadership of the transport hub on the terrorist attack in 2011 was discontinued, despite disagreeing with the decision of the investigator. About this newspaper “Kommersant”.

According to the newspaper, crucial for closing the case was the intervention of the Deputy Prosecutor General Alexander Gutan. In the summer, the official representative of the Supervisory Department Alexander Kurennoy confirmed RIA “news”that Gutan July 1, sent a document to the head of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Alexander Bastrykin with a request to terminate the case against Mason. Prior to that, the Supervisory authority has repeatedly demanded that SK the Russian Federation to close the case, but then the first paper came from the leadership of the Prosecutor General. On the same day the Moscow city court has released Mason from house arrest.

The SC granted the request of the Prosecutor General only after almost three months on 21 September, the first Deputy head of the investigation division of GSU SKR Sergei Vasilovsky issued a ruling on termination of criminal proceedings.

The criminal prosecution of Dmitry Mason and former head of the Russian representative office of Airport Management Company Limited Svetlana Trichinae, former Director of the airport of Domodedovo Vyacheslav Nekrasov and managing Director of CJSC “Domodedovo airport aviation security CJSC DEAS) Andrey Danilov lasted 17 months. They were charged under part 3 of article 238 of the RF criminal code (fulfillment of works or rendering of services that do not meet the requirements of safety, entailed on imprudence death of two or more persons).

The defendants were accused of changing the rules of airport security. According to investigators, the first aviation security at Domodedovo engaged JSC “East line aviation security” (DEAS). In December 2007, Domodedovo was enacted “Technology screening at the entrances to the airport terminal” – employees of service of aviation safety (SAB) conducted a monitoring of the visitors at the entrances. Luggage and personal belongings were examined by stationary and manual metal detectors and x-ray systems.

However, in may 2010 to Domodedovo at the suggestion of the accused, as has established a consequence, introduced a new screening technology to reduce time spent by passengers at the entrances. At every entrance ASO was on duty with a policeman, and examination was done selectively. As a result, according to the investigation, the suicide bomber Magomed Evloev 24 Jan 2011 managed to get around the frame to actuate the bomb. Killed 37 people, injured another 170 people.

None of the defendants in the case pleaded not guilty. At the request of Alexander Gutan said that transport security can not be regarded as a transport service, and socially dangerous consequences provided by article 238 of the criminal code are the result of inadequate provision of transport services. The document stated that imputed to the defendants in the case, serious consequences have occurred because of the actions of Yevloyev and his associates.

The investigator seemed to the lawyers that studied the ruling, “his text made clear” that the request of the Prosecutor General to close the case do not agree, but I have to obey him, as the decision of the head of the Supervisory authority is final and not appealable.

According to “Kommersant”, to make an apology for the unfounded prosecution and compensation through the court none of the defendants in terminated cases not going.



Kommersant learned the details the case is closed Mason: the investigator was forced to submit to the Prosecutor General’s office 28.09.2016

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