Long way home: Prosecutor General's Office achieved extradition of Russian criminal from the UK

Long way home: Prosecutor General's Office achieved extradition of Russian criminal from the UK

The Prosecutor's Office hopes that the extradition of convicted for robbery Stanislav Dzgoev will be a "turning point" in cooperation with British law enforcers.

The British authorities, at the request of the General Prosecutor's Office of Russia, extradited Russian Stanislav Dzgoev from London for his involvement in criminal liability for crimes in his homeland. This was reported in the press service of the department.

In 2013, the Irkutsk District Court sentenced Dzgoev to a suspended sentence for robbery. Already three days after the verdict was passed, he was again detained for a similar crime: Dzgoev stole a mobile phone from a random passer-by. For the duration of the investigative actions, the robber was released under recognizance not to leave. At the appointed time Dzgoev did not appear in court, and was put on the wanted list with Interpol.

The defendant was found and detained in the UK. In 2014, the Prosecutor General's Office asked the British authorities for his extradition. Dzgoev did not give consent to return to Russia, so his extradition was preceded by "painstaking work" in conjunction with British law enforcers, the department said. The UK courts confirmed the validity and legality of the decision three times. The Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Great Britain also supported the extradition of Dzgoev.

Currently, the UK authorities are considering more than 20 requests for Russia to extradite their citizens. The Prosecutor General's Office called the decision on Dzgoev's case "particularly significant in the current complicated international situation" and expressed the hope that it would become a precedent in the department's relations with the competent authorities of Great Britain.

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