Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Extraditions -Russia Seeks 66,000 Suspects Abroad Mainly in Israel And Britain

Posted by Info on 27/02/2010

Russian Prosecutors are seeking more than 66,000 suspects abroad, mainly in Israel and Britain, and have placed their names on an international wanted list. “The majority of runaways have fled to Israel and Britain. Wealthy suspects preferred to live in London.” said Deputy Prosecutor General Alexander Zvyagintsev.

Zvyagintsev said prosecutors sent more than 500 extradition requests abroad over the past year, and foreign courts agreed to extradite more than 300 people.
While Britain and Israel are favored destinations for suspects, an increasing number are fleeing to “exotic countries” where Russia has no extradition agreements, including Nicaragua, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago.

Russia, meanwhile, refused to extradite almost 350 people wanted by other countries last year.

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