As reported by a correspondent for Censor.NET from the scene, members of Svoboda, C14, Right Sector, Ukrainian Volunteer Army, Sheikh Mansur Battalion and others are picketing the Prosecutor General's Office as a protest against the extradition of refugee seeker Timur Tumgoev to Russia.
Members of Ukrainian Parliament Oksana Korchynska (Radical Party), Andrii Ilienko (nonaffiliated), Natalia Veselova Natalia (nonaffiliated), Yurii Tymoshenko (People’s Front) are also taking part in the rally.
Photos by Oleh Bohachuk, Censor.NET
As reported by Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, according to the documents provided by Russia’s Prosecutor General, an arrest warrant was issued in December 2015, on charges under Article 208 § 2 of the RF criminal code. This envisages a sentence of up to 15 years for what is termed "participation in an armed formation, also participation on the territory of a foreign state in an armed formation not envisaged by the legislation of the given state, for purposes which run counter to the interests of the Russian Federation".
He is purportedly suspected of involvement in a ‘radical formation in Syria’. It is unclear what proof Russia has provided to substantiate this claim. Without very hard evidence, caution seems warranted since Russia has brought charges under this very same article against the world-renowned veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement and Ukrainian MP Mustafa Dzhemilev and the Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis (and MP) Refat Chubarov. Both men were first banned from their homeland after Russia’s invasion of Crimea, and now face criminal charges of such "activities running counter to Russian interests’.