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Prosecutor General Office names reasons for demanding Tumgoev back

Ukrainian consuls in Russia were entrusted will controlling Tumgoev's case
16:15, 21 September 2018

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If illegal actions will be applied against Russian Timur Tumgoev who was extradited, Ukraine reserves a right to appeal to the international court demanding his return, as Andriy Lysenko, the Spokesperson of Prosecutor General Office, said at the briefing, broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.

“Tumgoev was transferred. But the Prosecutor General ordered Ukrainian Consulate in Russia to set contact and control over those he communicates with. If illegal actions will be applied against him, Ukraine will appeal to the international court to have him back,” he noted.

Lysenko added that the Prosecutor General Office have doubts concerning the obligation of the legislative norms during extradition of Tumgoev.

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“Tumgoev was extradited to Russia on the basis of the data which were received during the extradition inspection. But now we have doubts, so we started a pre-trial investigation to define the truth and those people who were behind the extradition,” he said.

Earlier, Tumgoev was detained twice - in Kyiv, before leaving for Kharkiv, and upon arrival in Kharkiv, where the court was to be held. When detained, he was charged with an expired certificate of an asylum seeker.

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Tumgoev appealed to the migration service of Ukraine with a request for asylum, and a certificate is a document proving his identity. He was detained by the Ukrainian border service at Kharkiv airport in June 2016, where he arrived from Turkey. In July 2017, he was released from custody after the expiration of the extradition arrest.

The FSB of Russia suspects Tumgoev of participating in one of the radical groups in Syria. The General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine then decided to extradite Tumgoev. The European Court of Human Rights twice refused to suspend the extradition, but the UN Human Rights Committee obliged the Ukrainian authorities to suspend the extradition.

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