BTA Bank welcomes the Decision of France's extradition to the Russian Federation former head of Kazakhstan's BTA Bank Mukhtar Ablyazov, the Agency reports referring to the message Bank.
On the consent of France to extradite Ablyazov reported on Sunday, citing lawyers. According to the Agency, the decree on extradition Ablyazov was signed by Prime Minister Manuel Waltz back on September 17. Last week the Decision of the authorities of France had been brought to Mr. Ablyazov, who is in prison Fleury-Merogis. Ablyazov's lawyer told the Agency that his client wishes to appeal the Decision on extradition to the Council of State of France.
"BTA Bank welcomes the message (in the media) about the fact that France will extradite Ablyazov to Russia ", - reported in the report of the Agency.
"The decision of the Prime Minister of France to issue a decree on the extradition to Russia of Mukhtar Ablyazov expressed by the French media, followed by successive opinions of the court in France in favour of extradition ", - quotes Bloomberg the message.
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.
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 reported that his prosecution is politically motivated.