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Belarus extradites Russian oppositionist to Russia
18:46, 2 August 2017
Belarus extradites Russian oppositionist to Russia

Previously, Ukrainian authorities refused to grant political asylum to Russian oppositionist

18:46, 2 August 2017

www.radiosvoboda.org

Member of Russian political party Yabloko Vladimir Egorov, whose disappearance in Belarus was previously announced by human rights activists, was extradited from Minsk to Russia. This was reported by the Belarusian service of Radio Liberty.

"According to lawyer Svetlana Sidorkina, now Yegorov is in the pretrial detention center of Toropets city of Tver region of Russia," the message said.

Criminal case was opened against Yegorov in Russia on charges of calling for extremist activity. According to Egorov, it is about his post in VKontakte social network, in which he spoke sharply about the Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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The activist left Russia in mid-June after his house in Toropets was set on fire several times by unknown people. The activist believes the attacks are due to his opposition and anti-corruption activities.

As it was reported earlier Ukraine's Prosecutors ask Russia to extradite “DNR” militants who killed Kramatorsk schoolboy. At the moment Pogodin is arrested in the occupied Crimea.

Related: Russia wants to limit extradition of foreign citizens at request of states

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