The extradition is quite reasonable solution

Due to the global media, Mukhtar Ablyazov today one of the most famous fugitive oligarchs, who is accused of serious crimes. The range of his criminal activity extends from offshore Cyprus to the British Virgin Islands and is estimated at billions of dollars. Now the ex-banker is the prison of Aix-en-Provence.

 

On January 9, 2014 the French court of Aix-en-Provence approved the extradition requests for the exiled Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov from both Russia and Ukraine, but ruled that Russia should take priority.

 

Former head of BTA Bank Mukhtar Ablyazov asked for political asylum in France, the TV channel "NTV". Privacy fugitive banker contested decision on extradition.

 

The Head of the International Cooperation Department for Major Cases of Russian General Prosecutor's Office Denis Grunis talked about the case of fugitive Kazakhstan banker Mukhtar Ablyazov.

 

Denis Grunis says that he gave a detailed explanation “of the scheme that Ablyazov used to commit his crimes, that were pretty sophisticated” and informed the French court about the findings and decisions of the Russian courts in regards to Ablyazov's accomplices in Russia.

 

"I have showed that there is no political motivation in the prosecution of Mukhtar Ablyazov," Grunis stresses adding that he assured the French court that "all the human rights and freedoms of Mr Ablyazov will be carefully observed after he is extradited to Russia."

 

According to the prosecutor, that the French Court views Russia's request to extradite the ex-Chairman of Kazakhstan-based BTA Bank Mukhtar Ablyazov as grounded and disagrees with the banker that the fraud cases are politically motivated. 

 

Denis Grunis says that he gave a detailed explanation “of the scheme that Ablyazov used to commit his crimes, that were pretty sophisticated” and informed the French court about the findings and decisions of the Russian courts in regards to Ablyazov's accomplices in Russia.

 

"I have showed that there is no political motivation in the prosecution of Mukhtar Ablyazov," Grunis stresses adding that he assured the French court that "all the human rights and freedoms of Mr Ablyazov will be carefully observed after he is extradited to Russia." 

 

In the same hearing the General Advocate (Deputy Prosecutor General) of the French court of appeals confirmed that “the extradition request of the General Prosecutor's Office of Russia is completely reasonable.” 

 

“She said that the doings Ablyazov is accused of by the Russian law enforcement authorities are considered serious crimes in France. 

 

She added that being a multi-billionaire Ablyazov could afford to buy anything he wanted, fund opposition political parties and create a committee of international human rights watchdogs to defend him, but he could not buy the French Justice,” Grunis says about the hearing in France. 

 

After all these arguments "the French Court agreed that the request of the Russian General Prosecutor’s Office to extradite Mukhtar Ablyazov was justified,” he says.

 

West Themis more convinced of the criminal nature of the activities of Mukhtar Ablyazov. So the Government of Spain at its meeting approved the extradition to Kazakhstan Alexander Pavlov - the former head of security Mukhtar Ablyazov, despite warnings from human rights activists that at home, he could face torture, reports AFP.

 

Pavlov was arrested in Spain in December 2012 after a request by the Kazakh authorities his name was put on a wanted list through Interpol. Kazakh authorities accuse him of financial crimes and preparing terrorist attacks.

 

Spanish Court in July 2013 decided to satisfy the requirement of the Kazakh authorities for the extradition of Pavlov, but the decision was appealed by counsel Pavlova on the grounds that in Kazakhstan, he said, because of the connection with the fugitive oligarch Pavlov could face prosecution. After three months, the National Court voted for the rejection of the appeal. According to the laws of Spain, it will be possible extradition Pavlova after the approval of "The government supported the request for extradition, as Kazakhstan ensured that the proceedine government.

 

Pavlov himself rejected all accusations and claims that he is being pursued for political reasons, as the Kazakh government wants to get his information about Mukhtar Ablyazov. gs against Pavlova will be fair and will be implemented within a reasonable time", - writes AFP.

 

Accused of terrorism and getting in BTA Bank fraudulently loan of 22.5 million euros Pavlov known as the trustee and the chief guard of the former head of BTA Bank Mukhtar Ablyazov

 

 

World media monitoring

 

 

26.02.2014

 

 

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