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 Russian Justice Ministry confirms Ukraine’s request to hand over four Ukrainian political prisoners, including Sentsov

The Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation has confirmed it received the request from Ukraine regarding handover of four convicted Ukrainian citizens.

Censor.NET reports citing Gazeta.ru.

It is noted that Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov is among them. The request shall be processed within 30 days.

"The request of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine regarding given persons was submitted to the Ministry of Justice of Russia March 10, 2016 by fax. The time period for consideration of a petition is 30 days," the press service of the agency told RIA Novosti.

Read more: Russian court rules to imprison Ukrainian Afanasiev closer to home. DOCUMENT (in Russian)

In addition, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation noted that Russia and Ukraine were considering the possibility to convey 13 Russian citizens convicted in Ukraine.

"The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and Russian Justice Ministry are currently considering petitions to hand over 13 Russian citizens convicted by courts in Ukraine to serve their prison terms in the territory of the Russian Federation," the press service of the Russian agency told TASS.

Watch more: Chelyabinsk human rights activists met with Sentsov before his transportation to Yakutia. VIDEO (in Russian)

 
 
 
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