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Hungary extradited to Russia a criminal case subject who had been a fugitive from justice for 27 years
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At the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, the competent authorities of Hungary are extraditing Vardan Khachatryan to Russia.

By a judgment of the Kirovskiy District Court of Rostov-on Don of 14.12.2007 he was found guilty of the crime provided for by Article 131 (2) (e) (rape of a minor girl with the use of a threat of violence) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (as amended by Federal Law No. 63 of 13.06.1996), and he was sentenced to 5 years of deprivation of freedom.

According to the sentence, on May 14, 1994, Khachatryan, being in his uncle’s house, raped a 15-year-old girl who came for a visit.

Since the accused absconded at the stage of court proceedings, at the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, he was placed on the international wanted list. Later it was established that the subject had resided for a long time in the territory of Armenia, as well as in the USA.

In July 2021, in connection with the detention of Khachatryan in the territory of Hungary, the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation confirmed the intention to require his extradition for execution of the sentence of the court.

Owing to the effective interaction, the Hungarian party made a decision in the shortest time possible on extradition of Khachatryan under the simplified procedure.

The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation instructed the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia together with the Interpol NCB of MIA of the Russian Federation to take over and deliver the fugitive into the territory of Russia.

Today, accompanied by a special escort, he will be delivered from Budapest to Moscow.

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