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Prosecutor General's Office extradite Ingush Tumgoev to Russia on FSB request

Earlier, Tumgoev was detained twice
13:23, 13 September 2018

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Ukraine’s Prosecutor General's Office extradited Ingush Timur Tumgoev to the Russian Federation upon the request of the Federal Security Service of Russia. A representative of the Vainakh diaspora in Ukraine told Kavkaz.Realii agency about this.

"They said that they had extradited him out in the morning on September 12," the source said.

The information was also confirmed by a source in the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, which provided legal support in the Tumgoev case. The KhPG source noted that at the time of extradition, the decision of the UN Human Rights Committee to suspend the extradition of Tumgoev remained in force.

According to the agency, the decision to extradite Tumgoev was signed by the Deputy Prosecutor General Yevhen Yenin.

According to media reports, Tumgoev was a fighter of Sheikh Mansur battalion which, together with the 8th battalion of the Ukrainian Volunteer Army, is fighting in the ATO (Anti-Terrorist Operation)/Joint Forces Operation area in Donbas.

On September 12, a court was supposed to extend the preventive measure for Tumgoev. 

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

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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