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Nationals charged with the commission of a number of criminal offences have been extradited thanks to the interaction of the Prosecutor General's Offices of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus
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The Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation continues its active cooperation with law enforcement authorities of other countries in the field of countering crime.

Thus, pursuant to a request from the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, the competent authorities of the Republic of Belarus extradited Mr. Revshan Demirov, Mr. Ilham Imanov, Mr. Alexander Varshukov and Mr. Sergei Veremeev, to the Russian Federation.

Mr. Demirov has been indicted for the commission of a criminal offence provided for in Article 159 paragraph 4 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud on an especially large scale).

As per the investigation, in Derbent, in March 2019, he had in his possession the victim's car and trailer totally amounted at 5 million 700 thousand rubles by deception under the cover of temporary use and lease. Then he illegally re-registered them to his name in the State Traffic Safety Inspectorate.

Since Mr. Demirov fled from the investigation, a preventive measure in the form of taking into custody was imposed on him, and he was put into the wanted list.

Due to the detention of the accused in the territory of the Republic of Belarus, the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation sent the extradition request to their foreign colleagues, which was granted.

Mr. Ilham Imanov, Alexander Varshukov, Sergei Veremeev, Russian nationals, were handed over together with him to the law enforcement authorities of the Russian Federation.

Mr. Imanov was wanted for the purpose of brining to justice in compliance with Article 159 paragraph 3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud on a large scale).

Mr. Varshukov was wanted for the purpose of brining to justice in compliance with Article 30 paragraph 3, Article 228.1 paragraph 3 sub-paragraph “b” of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (attempted illicit drug trafficking on a large scale, yet a criminal offence has not been completed due to the circumstances beyond the person’s control) and Article 228.1 paragraph 3 sub-paragraph “b” of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (illicit drug trafficking on a large scale).

Mr. Veremeev was wanted for the purpose of brining to justice in compliance with Article 159 paragraph 4 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud on an especially large scale).

Furthermore, pursuant to the requests of the Belarusian side, the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation decided to extradite nine individuals being charged with the commission of criminal offences against an individual, property, as well as for the evasion of military service, who had been wanted for the purpose of criminal prosecution.

The said decisions were made thanks to the productive and effective cooperation of the Prosecutor General's Offices of the Russian Federation and the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Belarus.

The transfer and surrender of the said individuals were carried out in the territory of the Smolensk Region, while complying with the necessary safety measures in view of the epidemiological situation.

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