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 Former Ukrainian president Yanukovych no longer listed as “wanted person” by Interpol

Former president Yanukovych is no longer listed as a “wanted person” by Interpol, as can be easily checked by a search of the Interpol website identifying people who are “wanted”. The ousted president's lawyers say criminal charges brought by the Ukraine against Yanukovych were part of political persecution of him.

This was announced by Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP, Yanukovych legal adviser, on their website, Censor.NET reports.

"The Interpol Red Notice (an international request made by Interpol seeking the location and arrest of "wanted persons") concerning former president Yanukovych, which was published around Jan. 12, 2015, has ceased to be in force. Further, Interpol member countries have been blocked by Interpol from access to data concerning Yanukovych held by Interpol," the message reads.

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This action by Interpol follows an application to Interpol by Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP on behalf of Yanukovych seeking his removal from the Interpol list of "wanted persons", including on the basis that criminal charges brought by Ukraine against Yanukovych were "part of a pattern of political persecution of him," Yanukovych lawyers wrote.






 
 
 
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