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Russia extradited to Spain a citizen accused of a gruesome murder and illegal drug trafficking
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The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation has granted the request of the competent authorities of the Kingdom of Spain for the extradition of Denas Vyatkevichus with the view of his criminal prosecution.

He is accused of the commission of crimes provided for by Article 139.1 (1 and 3) (murder) of the Criminal Code of the Kingdom of Spain, and Articles 368 and 369.1.5 (attempted illegal sale of narcotic drugs) of the Criminal Code of the Kingdom of Spain.

In the course of the pre-trial investigation, it was established that, in October 2017, in Alicante, the Kingdom of Spain, Vyatkevichus, during a quarrel, hit the victim on the head with a hammer and stabbed him in the torso and neck with a kitchen knife, from which he died.

In addition, he, together with his accomplice, for the purpose of selling, stored illegally at the place of his residence a narcotic drug – cannabis in an especially large amount, which was found and seized by officers of the law-enforcement authorities of the Kingdom of Spain.

In October 2017, the Examining Court No. 5 in Alicante of the Kingdom of Spain issued a European arrest warrant against him, he was put on the wanted list.

The actions of Vyatkevichus are punishable under the Russian criminal legislation and correspond to Article 105 (2) (g) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (murder committed by a group of persons by previous concert), Article 30 (3), and Article 228.1 (4) (d) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (attempted illegal sale of narcotic drugs by a group of persons by previous concert in an especially large amount). The statute of limitations for holding him criminally liable has not expired under the laws of the Russian Federation and the Kingdom of Spain.

The decision of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation on the extradition of Vyatkevichus has come into legal force, wherefore the Federal Penitentiary Service was charged to carry out his surrender.

Denas Vyatkevichus will be taken to Spain, accompanied by a special convoy.

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