Suspected attempter to murder Putin to be extradited to Russia
The Court of Appeal of the Odessa Region approved extradition of Ilia Pyanzin, one of the plotters of assassination of Russian President Vladimir Putin, ITAR-TASS reports.
The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine decided not to extradite another suspect Adam Osmayev, according to recommendations of the European Court of Human Rights, Prosecutor General Victor Pshonka said.
Extradition of Osmayev to Russia was approved on August 14, only to be halted later. A spokeswoman of the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office Margarita Velkova said that Osmayev’s lawyer addressed the European Court of Human Rights. Osmayev requested political asylum in Ukraine earlier. Osmayev made the same request to Georgia and may file one to Finland.
Adam Osmayev is believed to be the leader of a branch of Caucasus Emirate in Odessa. Ilia Pyanzin (Kazakhstan) and Ruslan Madayev (Chechnya) were part of the organization. Madayev died in an explosion in January 2012. Pyanzin was hospitalized and admitted preparations of terrorist attacks in Russia. Osmayev was detained on February 4. Russia requested his extradition.