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You're reading: Ukrainian court sanctions extradition of Osmayev to Russia

Odesa - The Odesa Regional Court of Appeals has found no legal reason to rule against the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office decision on extraditing Adam Osmayev, a man suspected of plotting Russian President Vladimir Putin's assassination, to Russia. 

The court announced the rationale for its ruling on Wednesday. It said, in particular, that Osmayev’s defense did not prove that he was a citizen of Ukraine or a stateless person while Osmayev himself, according to documents provided by the prosecution, claimed to be a citizen of Russia.

The court also accepted assurances by Russian prosecution authorities that, if extradited to Russia, Osmayev will not be subjected to torture and, if found guilty, will not be subject to the death penalty.

Hence, the court found the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office decision to sanction Osmayev’s extradition lawful.

It was reported earlier that the defense insisted on annulling Osmayev’s extradition on the grounds that Osmayev’s identity was not confirmed, that he was not a citizen of Russia and that he was facing the death penalty in Russia.

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