HELSINKI, 8 January. The Ministry of justice decided to extradite Russian citizen Maxim Senaha, previously detained by the Finnish authorities, in the United States. This was reported by his lawyer Igor Petruhin.
“We believe that this is a political decision, based on the Treaty on extradition between Finland and the USA. Grounds for appeal no. But now I will go to him, if the client chooses, we will try to appeal the decision of the European court of human rights. It was taken on the fifth, however, told us today,” said Mitrokhin.
The Case Of Senaka
Maxim Cenis was detained on the Finnish-Russian border in early August at the request of the American authorities.
Lawyer: Russian Senahu in the case of extradition to the US could face more than 100 years in prison
From this point on, the U.S. had 45 days to request his extradition. If within this period a formal request has not been received, the Russians could not be released.
In September, Finland received from the United States request for the extradition of Senaka. Against the Russians in Minnesota charged with committing numerous computer fraud and abuse. According to the Ministry of justice of Finland, he is suspected of receiving substantial benefits from the charge brought against him of criminal activity.
In early November, the protection of Senaha filed in the Supreme court of Finland documents about the impossibility of his extradition, because “no reason”. Earlier, the Russian lawyer said that his client is in the U.S. for alleged violations of the law could face more than a hundred years in prison.
Russian foreign Ministry Commissioner for human rights, democracy and rule of law Konstantin Dolgov on Wednesday called the case of Senaha when leaving Finland in the Russian Federation as the “latest manifestation unleashed by the U.S. authorities illegal practice of detention of Russian citizens in other countries”. “We believe that the M. V. Cenis may not be extradited to the USA”, – said Debts.
The U.S. Department of justice: information on the case of Russian citizen, detained in Finland, were not disclosed