A citizen of Georgia Gia Tsertsvadze, who fought for the forces of ATO in the Donbas and extradition which requires Russia for murder, filed a petition for refugee status.
This was reported by his lawyer Ksenia Prokonova on a press-conferences in Kiev, reports Ліга.net.
In 2015 we submitted two applications for Ukrainian citizenship faced Tsertsvadze. One he filed personally, the second was filed, signed by then head of the SBU Valentin Nalyvaychenko, which requested Tsertsvadze citizenship for outstanding military merit. «These documents now, we find out,» said Prokonova.
«We have entered the procedure of granting refugee status, because the GII is really in danger from authorities. In the event of his extradition there he faces the death penalty. I think we don’t even wait for the court proceedings, he is simply lost in the territory of the Russian Federation. So give it is impossible», — said the lawyer.
According to her, conducted a dialogue with the Ukrainian Interpol.
«A lot of people asked if he (Tsertsvadze — ed.) to hang in the Interpol’s wanted list or not. There is such a thing as deactivation of the card (wanted, — ed.). Now there just shot an active search, the deactivation is not included because he was detained on the territory of Ukraine, but there is reason for its investigation in other countries. That is why Gia won’t leave the territory of Ukraine «, — said Prokonova.
Also the lawyer noted that the Russian side did not provide the necessary volume of documents on charges Tsertsvadze.
Recall, January 17, Solomianskyi district court of Kyiv has arrested a Georgian Gia Tsertsvadze, who fought as a volunteer on the side of the antiterrorist operation.
The man was declared internationally wanted Russia for an alleged murder and attempted murder committed in 2003 in the territory of Sochi.
Earlier in Prosecutor’s office of Kiev reported that if it is confirmed confirm participation Tsertsvadze in the fighting in Eastern Ukraine as part of the volunteer forces, while Russia as a country-aggressor,will be denied his extradition.
Against extradition Tsertsvadze vyskazatsya Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko , and his Deputy, Yevgeny Yenin.
January 26, Lutsenko said that Tsertsvadze released from the lukianivka remand prison in Kyiv.
Fighter ATO Tsertsvadze requests refugee status 30.01.2017