Sergey Startsev. The court of appeal of Genoa on the last working day of the week starts the consideration of the question of extradition from Italy of the former Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Igor Markov, who was detained Wednesday in San Remo at the request of Ukrainian Bureau of Interpol.
As was announced Last news , the main issue that must be considered at the first meeting of the court, is obliged to become the Markov extension of stay under arrest. As for the extradition, then within 40 days from the time of detention of the Ukrainian authorities are required to send to Italy all the necessary documents, confirming the guilt of the former Ukrainian Deputy. Often the consideration of the question of extradition of foreign Residents from Italy takes quite a long time.
according to local media reports, Markov arrived at the airport of Milan from the Russian capital on Tuesday morning and then went to the seaside town of San Remo. Despite the presence of the request for his detention by Interpol, the politician was arrested at the airport immediately, But it was identified continuous monitoring.
As stated in the Thursday print edition of the Genoa, Markov stopped at San Remo Hotel de Paris and presented with a Russian passport. Then He met up with 2 men, which the journal calls the " Russian businessmen ", and the taxi went to Monte Carlo, where he spent the whole day. According to the newspaper, all movement of the Ukrainian Deputy police tracked Italy because of his mobile phone.
on Wednesday morning Markov was caught up in his own hotel room. He made no resistance, but has charged to law enforcement officials for diplomatic passport of Ukraine. The detainee was entitled to one phone call, he was given an official lawyer. However, according to media reports, from Markov's lawyer did not want and said he will appeal to the Russian Ambassador's residence in Italy. Now He is under arrest in San Remo.
Markov suspected of committing iniquity under article "hooliganism with bodily harm" Criminal code of Ukraine. He was arrested in October 2013 on suspicion of organizing the beating of protesters in Odessa against the monument to Catherine II in 2007. A few months Markov held in a detention center in Kiev, But in February 2014 the decision of the court, He was released. Anyway, in the early winter of 2014, the Ministry again said Markov wanted.
Created and led by former Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov rescue Committee of Ukraine, the member of which is Markov, tried to convince the Italian authorities and Interpol to release detainee policy.
the famous Italian journalist and public figure, former people's Deputy of the European Parliament Giulietto Chiesa said in connection with this Last news That the demand of Ukraine for the extradition from Italy of Markov is a clear form of political persecution from authorities in Kiev." it's crystal clear That in this case the story is only about a political solution, the political persecution of the Ukrainian authorities. For this reason, Mr. Markov could even ask for political asylum, " said Chiesa.