The former head of Kazakhstan's BTA Bank Mukhtar Ablyazov will be extradited to the Russian Federation After the adoption of the "political solution" at the level of the State Council of France, said the Prosecutor General of Russia Yuri Chaika.
A decree on the extradition of Ablyazov was signed by the Prime Minister of France Manuel Valls on September 17. Ablyazov's lawyer said that His client wants to appeal the decision on extradition to the Council of State of France.
"We have done quite a lot in Kazakhstan to extradite Him is not going to. Him If extradited to Russia. Currently has to be a political decision at the level of the state Council. If you will take such a decision, then he will be extradited to Russia ", - said Chaika correspondents After the meeting of the international Council on combating bribery in Astana.
Ablyazov was arrested in France in July 2013 and since then placed under arrest, seeking His extradition the Russian Federation and Ukraine, whereas Kazakhstan has with France extradition Treaty. In January 2014, the court of Appeal of AIX-EN-Provence called for the extradition of a banker, but in April the decision was reversed by the court of Cassation on formal occasion. The case was reviewed in the court of Appeal of Lyon, who at the end of October also recommended to satisfy the request for the extradition of the banker, giving priority to the Russian side.
in March 2015 the court of cassation French (the highest court) rejected an appeal by Mr Ablyazov, having left without change the decision to extradite the banker.
The Prosecutor's office of the Russian Federation expects this year will be Mr Ablyazov in the Russian Federation, where there is already a warrant for His detention. Former banker charged with several offences, among them fraud, forgery, abuse of authority.
Kazakhstan accuses Ablyazov in financial irregularities amounting to more than $ 6 billion. The case was initiated back in 2009. Then he fled the country and had lived a long time in the UK, but was forced to leave this country. Himself Ablyazov and His supporters report that is persecuted for political reasons.