Category: Russia

1st Mar 2022

Ukrainian Government requests Russia be suspended from INTERPOL

On 28 February 2022, the Home Secretary made an oral statement to Parliament, informing the house that the Ukrainian Government requested that Russia be suspended from INTERPOL. The request, which follows Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, is part of wider efforts to isolate Russia from the global community, including severe economic sanctions imposed by Western governments […]

9th Feb 2022

US/Russian conflicts: from the extradition courts to the Ukrainian border

Russian and US relations continue to be fraught, with confrontational rhetoric from both sides on a weekly basis. The tension between the two states is not limited to any one issue or arena of conflict, and encompasses potential war in Ukraine, traditional and cyber-espionage, disinformation campaigns and economic sanctions.  One battlefield that has received less […]

19th Nov 2021

Concerns raised about INTERPOL presidential nominee and Syrian reinstatement

On November 16, 2021, Fair Trials, the Syrian Center for Media, and Freedom of Expression, alongside nineteen other organisations sent an open letter to INTERPOL’s Secretary General Jurgen Stock, raising concern about the reinstatement of Syria’s access to INTERPOL’s information and communications network, which allows Member States to send and receive messages with other Member […]

28th Sep 2021

UK seeks extradition of Denis Sergeev; third man in UK’s 2018 Salisbury Novichok attack

On 22 September 2021, Denis Sergeev, known in the UK as Sergey Fedotov, and currently residing in Russia, was named as the ‘the third man’, alongside Alexander Mishkin and Anatoliy Chepiga, responsible for the 2018 Salisbury Novichok attack. The attack saw Sergei Skripal, a former Russian military intelligence officer and Secret Intelligence Service (‘MI6’) informant, and […]

13th Aug 2020

Ukraine asks Belarus to extradite 28 arrested Russians

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General confirmed on Wednesday 12 August that his office has requested the extradition of 28 suspected Russian mercenaries detained last month in Belarus on charges of terrorism. It is reported that the request was first made in the course of a telephone conversation between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko […]

28th Jan 2020

France charges Alexander Vinnik with money laundering

Russian national Alexander Vinnik has been extradited from Greece to France, where he is charged with extortion, aggravated money laundering and harming automated data-processing systems. He is alleged to have defrauded more than 100 people in six French cities Mr Vinnik has been involved in a multi-jurisdictional battle with France, the US and Russia, all […]

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