Moscow received no request from Kyiv for Klykh’s extradition, - Russia’s Justice Ministry

The Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation claims that it has not received request filed by Kyiv regarding extradition of Ukrainian citizen Stanislav Klykh, illegally convicted in Russia.

Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the Russian ministry.

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"The Russian Ministry of Justice has not obtained the request filed by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine on extradition of the mentioned person for further serving his prison sentence in the territory of Ukraine," the ministry's response to a request by RIA Novosti news agency reads.

Earlier, First Deputy Minister of Justice Nataliia Sevostianova told journalists that the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine requested the Russian Justice Ministry to hand over Ukrainians Stanislav Klykh and Mykola Karpiuk, pursuant to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons.

Earlier, the court of Grozny (Russia) convicted citizens of Ukraine May 19. Chechnya's Supreme Court has sentenced Karpiuk to 22 years and six months in a high-security prison and Klykh - to 20 years in prison May 26. The Supreme Court of the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federationdismissed appeal of Ukrainians Mykola Karpiuk and Stanislav Klykh against their confinement June 14.

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Feb. 17, 2016, Russian Human Rights Center Memorial recognized citizens of Ukraine Mykola Karpiuk and Stanislav Klykh political prisoners whom Russia was unlawfully holding in prison. According to human rights activists, the indictment in this case was made with violations and described nonexistent crimes.
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