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 Spanish law enforcers detain fugitive MP Onyshchenko’s mother at NABU request, - Kholodnytskyi

MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko’s mother Inessa Kadyrova was detained by law enforcement officers in Spain on March 30 under the Interpol Red Notice issued at the request of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU).

As reported by Censor.NET, Head of Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine (SAP) Nazar Kholodnytskyi told a correspondent for Radio Svoboda's Skhemy project.

"SAP is taking all possible measures to extradite Kadyrova to Ukraine in order to bringing her to criminal responsibility," Kholodnytskyi said.

NABU put Inessa Kadyrova, the mother of Verkhovna Rada deputy Oleksandr Onyshchenko on the international wanted list Aug. 29, 2016.

Kadyrova is suspected of involvement in creation of a crime ring and sham business and large-scale embezzlement.

Onyshchenko later gave a comment to a correspondent for Skhemy project: "My mother who was detained in Madrid has already been released."

Read more: NABU chief says fugitive MP Onyshchenko might be tried in absentia

"NABU invited us to have a talk in Spain. They said they wanted to meet, but set up such a trap right at the airport instead. She is already free. She was detained, brought to a Spanish court, but the court released her," he said.

Asked what the court ruling was based upon, Onyshchenko said: "It was based on political repression exercised against me."

Asked about the conditions under which the court released her, he replied: "No conditions were set. She was just released. No bails. She is free to leave Spain."

On March 16, the NABU raided the office of Onyshchenko. It stated the searches were carried out under the pre-trial investigation into abuse of office during the sale of natural gas extracted jointly with Ukrhazvydobuvannia SE.

Later, the NABU requested the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) to remove the immunity from people's deputy Onyshchenko. Moreover, the NABU and the PGO claim Onyshchenko is involved in embezzlement of 1.6 billion hryvnia (approx. $64.02 million).

Read more: We know he has more than one passport, - Sytnyk on fugitive Onyshchenko

On June 16, Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko issued a motion requesting Verkhovna Rada's consent for criminal prosecution, arrest, and pre-trial detention of Onyshchenko. On July 5, the parliament approved the detention and arrest of the lawmaker.

The suspect himself stated he was busy with the preparation for the upcoming Olympics and not going to react to NABU's actions. On July 29, Onyshchenko said he was in the U.K. and had applied for political asylum.

Read more: MP Onyshchenko has records of Poroshenko discussing buying votes and Ukrhazvydobuvannia's shadow dividends, - Dzerkalo Tyzhnia

On Dec. 1, 2016, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) announced it suspected fugitive MP Onyshchenko of high treason. As noted, the MP acquired Russian citizenship in exchange for cooperation with Russian authorities to destabilize the situation in Ukraine. On the same day, Onyshchenko said he had provided compromising materials against President Poroshenko to the U.S. intelligence.
 
 
 
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