UN recommends Russia extradite all suspects in criminal cases related to May 2 violence in Odesa
The United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine has recommended that the Russian authorities ensure the extradition for all absconded suspects in criminal cases related to the May 2 violence in Odesa.
Russia has to "ensure that extradition requests for all absconded suspects in criminal cases related to the 2 May violence in Odesa are processed in a timely manner," the UN said in a briefing note titled "Accountability for Killings and Violent Deaths on 2 May 2014 in Odesa."
The mission also recommended considering providing international legal assistance in investigations conducted by Ukrainian authorities against individuals in relation to 2 May 2014, violence if the requests for their extradition cannot be processed.
As UNIAN reported earlier, 48 people lost their lives and 247 people sustained injuries in Odesa on May 2, 2014 during the clashes between two groups holding differing views about the state structure of Ukraine.