Russia will require the Czech authorities to extradite the activist art group “War” Oleg Vorotnikova
Russian authorities appealed to the Czech request for the extradition of a member of the art group “War” Oleg Vorotnikova, previously declared in the international search on request of the interior Ministry. However, as noted, the chances of Moscow to extradite the activist a bit: back in September, the head of the Ministry of justice of the Czech Republic saidthat Prague will not give Vorotnikova.
According to Reuters, in the near future, the Czech court will consider Russia’s request on extradition of activist, but the final decision on extradition in any cases to be taken by the Minister of justice of the Czech Republic Robert Pelikan.
In early September, in an interview with reporters, the Pelican has already stated that he sees no good cause to transfer Vorotnikov Russia. Detained in the Czech Republic the activist was then released, however, according to media reports, the local authorities advised him not to leave the country.
In Russia against Vorotnikova criminal case under articles 318 and 319 of the criminal code (violence against a representative of authorities, insulting a representative of authorities). 38-year-old activist a few years hiding in an unknown place, and then asked for asylum for himself and members of his family to the Swiss authorities. Thus in the summer of 2014 Vorotnikova already detained with his wife in Italy. The court in Venice released him under his own recognizance.
According to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, March 31, 2011 during the unauthorized rally of Collars ripped off several of the police officers hats and double-hit one of the policemen hand over the head. Then Vorotnikov, according to investigators, jumped on the hood of a car service of the internal Affairs and intentionally damaged the right rear view mirror, after which he was detained.
Later, the activist of “War” did not come for questioning to the investigative Department of the TFR in St. Petersburg. The attorney could not explain why his absent client. In the international wanted list, is also the wife Vorotnikov, Natalia Sokol.
In mid-November 2010, the members of the group held in St. Petersburg the action “Palace revolution” overturned police cars. On this fact criminal case was initiated. Activists of the art group “War” Oleg Vorotnikov and Leonid Nikolayev were released from detention on bail of 300 thousand rubles each. This case was joined with charges of assault on a police officer.