Spain rejects Ukraine's extradition bid against fugitive MP Onyshchenko

15:40, 13 November 2017
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The Spanish prosecutors have refused to arrest and extradite to Ukraine a fugitive Ukrainian MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko, according to Ukrayinska Pravda.

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"The court heard the prosecution's position and asked me if I agree to voluntary extradition. I replied that I don't, and that my case is in fact a political persecution. The court found our arguments sufficiently convincing not to arrest me," Onyshchenko said after the court meeting, Ukrayinska Pravda reported.

However, he refused to present a copy of the court ruling.

Read alsoHead of Ukraine's Interpol, Europol Bureau Vasyl Nevolya: "We have a mechanism to turn down extradition requests"According to Onyshchenko, the hearing in the Madrid Audiencia Nacionale court lasted for 1.5 hours.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Onyshchenko claimed he had applied for a German working visa, rather than German citizenship.

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