Georgia to extradite hacker to Russia connected to case into murder of investigator in Moscow region

Georgia to extradite hacker to Russia connected to case into murder of investigator in Moscow region
Yaroslav Sumbaev

The investigation theory is that Yaroslav Sumbaev and other 28 persons embezzled 17 million rubles ($262 thousand) through fictitious refunds of tickets of the Russian Railways and S7 airlines. Investigator Evgenia Shishkina who was murdered in a settlement of Arkhangelskoye worked on the case.

Vice PM and head of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia Thea Tsulukiani has ordered to extradite a hacker Yaroslav Sumbaev to Russia. Sumbaev is connected to a case into murder of an investigator Evgenia Shishkina in the Moscow region’s Arkhangelskoye settlement, reports TASS with reference to the media office of Georgia’s Ministry of Justice.

The media office reported that the order to arrest Sumbaev was issued on September 30, 2019. The precise date of the transfer is unknown, so far.

“This is one of the cases when we ask other countries - as and when necessitated - for legal guarantees. At the present time, they are received by Russia and are aligned with the standards of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and practise of the Strasbourg court. Now, we’re waiting for the transfer. The precise date of the transfer is unknown, so far. Sumbaev got to know the order on October 15. And he has enough time before the transfer to turn to the Strasbourg court in order to stop the transfer which is his right,” the media office said.

The extradition of Sumbaev was allowed by the Tbilisi city court in May, 2019. The man was detained in November, 2018, on charges of illegal weapons-bearing and use of a faked document. Later, the charges were dropped off. However, the inspection showed that he is on a wanted list of Interpol at the request of the Russian authorities.

According to Interpol, Russia accused Sumbaev and other 28 persons of embezzlement of 17 million rubles ($262 thousand) through fictitious refunds of tickets of the Russian Railways and S7 airlines. The scheme was active in 2013-2014.

The case into the embezzlement was investigated by Evgenia Shishkina. She was murdered on September 10, 2018 in a settlement of Arkhangelskoye. In March, 2019, Abdulaziz Abdulazizov (born in 2000) and a 17-year-old local were detained in St.Petersburg. They were accused of infringement on life of a person who administers justice (article 295 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and illicit possession of firearms (item 1 of article 222 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). According to the investigation, Abdulazizov was the perpetrator of the crime, and the 17-year-old citizen of St.Petersburg was an intermediary.

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