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Ukrainian ex-judge Chaus refused in political asylum in Moldova

Source : 112 Ukraine

Mykola Chaus stays in the territory of Moldova since 2016
17:42, 15 March 2021

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The Supreme Court of Moldova has refused ex-judge Mykola Chaus in the provision of political asylum, as Mold Street reported.

The sentence of the Supreme Court of Moldova is final and it cannot be appealed.

On August 9, 2016, the NABU detectives under the procedural guidance of the SAPO prosecutors exposed judge Chaus in bribetaking in the sum of $150.000. The money was found in two glass jars buried by a judge in the yard of his house.

On September 6, the Verkhovna Rada supported the submission of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine on the provision of the agreement for the detention and arrest and judge. Chaus escaped from Ukraine. He was on the international wanted list of Interpol since November 11, 2016.

Related: Two Russian police officers asked for political asylum in Ukraine

On March 1, 2017, Chaus surrendered to the law enforcers of Moldova. The SAPO stated the intention to demand his extradition to Ukraine for the pretrial investigation in accordance with the legislation.

In September 2017, SAPO Head of Nazar Kholodnytsky stated the extradition of Ukrainian judge Mykola Chaus from Moldova to Ukraine depends on the decision of Moldovan President Igor Dodon.

Later Supreme Justice Council suspended Chaus.

Related: Ukraine's Migration Service receives 15 applications for asylum from citizens of Belarus

On October 5, 2017, Dodon refused Chaus political asylum.

Recently President Zelensky asked the government of Moldova to assist in the extradition of ex-judge of Dniprovsky district of Kyiv Mykola Chaus and he was assured of the proper support.

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