France has agreed to extradite to the Russian Federation, the former head of Kazakhstan's BTA Bank Mukhtar Ablyazov, said his lawyers.
According to lawyers, the decree on Extradition Ablyazov was signed by Prime Minister Manuel Valls 17 September, informs RIA "news" referring to France Press.
Ablyazov's lawyer said that his client wants to appeal the decision on Extradition to the Council of state of France. Last week the government's decision was conveyed to Mr. Ablyazov, who is in prison Fleury-Merogis. Remember that a French court on 24 October blessed the extradition of Ablyazov. Extradition of Mukhtar Ablyazov sought Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. In early January, a French court decided to extradite Ablyazov to the Russian Federation or Ukraine, with priority given to the Russian side. In the last month of summer last year Ablyazov was arrested at one of the French villas. At the end of may last year the wife and daughter of Ablyazov were caught in the house near Rome – under the pretext that it was within Italy on false passports. Later, they were hurriedly deported to Kazakhstan, which caused a serious scandal. It is known that Kazakhstan is pursuing Mr Ablyazov, for misappropriation of almost $ 6 billion in one of the most high-profile and large-scale scams in recorded history of banking. According to the Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan, the activities of Ablyazov and his supporters is also " the subject of a criminal investigation police office of Cyprus, Hungary and Latvia, the competent authorities of Ireland and Finland are carried out inspections of the activities of companies affiliated with Ablyazov organizations. The Russian authorities also have complaints for theft, according to one version done by activities within the country. Himself opposition politician denies all charges. In 2011 he was granted asylum in the UK.