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 Moscow considers request for Karpiuk's and Klykh’s extradition to Kyiv, - Russia’s Justice Ministry

The issue of extradition of Ukrainian citizens Stanislav Klykh and Mykola Karpiuk, illegally convicted in Russia, shall be considered according to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons and the Criminal Procedure Code of the Russian Federation.

Press service of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation announced, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax. Read more: Moscow received no request from Kyiv for Klykh's extradition, - Russia's Justice Ministry

"Issues of transfer of sentenced persons between Russia and Ukraine are resolved on the basis of the provisions of the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (1983) and the Criminal Procedure Code of the Russian Federation", press officer said having been asked about the order and timing of Karpiuk's and Klykh's extradition for serving of sentence in the territory of Ukraine.

He added that "requests of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, received by the Russian Ministry of Justice, to provide necessary documents for extradition of Karpiuk and Klykh on the basis of Article 6 for further serving of sentence in the territory of Ukraine are being considered."

Read more: Ukraine sent requests for extradition of Klykh, Karpiuk to Russia, - Ministry of Justice

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 Federation dismissed appeal of Ukrainians Mykola Karpiuk and Stanislav Klykh against their confinement June 14.

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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