The Russian foreign Ministry: Moscow is strongly opposed to the extradition of Russians Senaha and Sergeeva in USA

The Russian foreign Ministry: Moscow is strongly opposed to the extradition of Russians Senaha and Sergeeva in USA


MOSCOW, January 8. In Moscow it is deeply regrettable the decision of justice of Finland on issuance in the U.S. of Russians Maxim Senaha and Alexander Sergeyev. This was stated by the Russian foreign Ministry.

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“Such a development was deeply regrettable. I hope that the measures to be taken by lawyers of Russians, will seek a review of this decision”, – stressed in the Russian dipvedomstva.

“Invariable is our principled assessment of the practice of detention of Russian citizens on requests of the USA in other countries around the world as an abuse of rights and in violation of internationally accepted procedural norms, – noted in the Ministry. – Reiterate our strong objections against the extradition of Russians in the U.S., where they face the absurd punishment of deprivation of freedom for more than 100 years.”

The Case Of Senaka

Maxim Cenis was detained on the Finnish-Russian border in early August at the request of the American authorities.

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.

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