Nord Ost criminal case declined

The Moscow City Court answered the claim from the Office of the Public Prosecutor to abort the initiation of the criminal case on the Nord Ost hostage crisis. The question of initiating the case about violations committed during the storm of the Moscow music theater has thus been returned to the trial court, the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper wrote.

On November 2, the Lefortovo Court of Moscow found the refusal to institute criminal proceedings against the leaders of the operation to rescue the hostages in the Moscow music theater illegal. The initiative to open the criminal case was set forth by Igor Trunov - the lawyer representing 64 victims of the siege. Trunov believes that the case should be filed under the following articles "Causing death by negligence", "Causing serious or moderate damage to health through negligence," "Negligence" and "Concealment of information about the circumstances that endanger life or health."

The terrorist act at the Moscow music theater in Dubrovka occurred in October 2002 during popular musical Nord Ost. A group of 40 militants took 912 people hostage, including women and children. The building was stormed three days later: the terrorists were killed, the surviving hostages were freed. The terrorist attack and the siege killed 130 hostages.


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