Navalny has announced the release of their colleague in Cyprus


Detained in Cyprus on Russia’s request an employee of the Fund of struggle against corruption (FBK) Nikita Kulachenkov released. This was announced by the founder of the Foundation Alexei Navalny in his blog.

“The Minister of justice of Cyprus has sent a letter to the Prosecutor, she went to court, where ruled his release”, he said.

Earlier on Wednesday, Navalny wrote about the detention of Kulhankova, of which Russia declared in the international search. The founder of FBK reported that Kulhankova was arrested in late January in Larnaca. Court on his extradition was to take place on 12 February.

Navalny stressed that Cyprus had no right to detain the employee of the FCO because he got a passport of a refugee and a political asylum in Lithuania. “That’s the third week already people have protection from persecution in the form of a vault, sits in prison despite the European agreements on refugees. We demand from the authorities of Cyprus ‘compliance with EU legislation and the immediate release Nikita Kulhankova”, — noted the founder of the FBC.

Criminal case against Kulhankova and another employee FBK George Alborov filed in 2014 after they were removed from the fence in Vladimir the poster “Bad and good man”. The Alborov in April 2015 was found guilty, sentenced to 240 hours of obligatory works and pardoned three months later.