MOSCOW, December 25. /TASS/. The Federation Council insisted that the law enforcement agencies of France detained Senator Suleiman Kerimov, acted incorrectly, their actions are unacceptable.
This was stated on Monday at a press conference the Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko.
“We continue to believe that French law enforcement authorities behaved very improper,” she said, Recalling that Karimov is “not only a famous businessman, he has a high status as a Senator”. “Such actions [by the French law enforcement agencies] are unacceptable,” – said Matvienko.
According to the Chairman of the Federation Council, the upper house of the Russian Parliament appealed to France, “to Mr. Kerimov allowed to return to Russia so he could exercise the powers of the Senator with the guarantee that Mr. Karimov will arrive in France as soon as it will be invited, will continue to cooperate with investigators, to be there when it is required under guarantees of the Russian side”. “We are waiting for reactions, waiting for an answer,” – said Matvienko.
Current Russian legislation does not provide grounds for the deprivation of the victim of the parliamentary status of senators, because they no long serve as Senator, said Matvienko.
“The law prescribes that we have to do now, this is an extraordinary case,” she acknowledged, informed on this situation and the consultations with the legal services. “While the law is not grounds for withdrawal or deprivation of his [Karimov’s] status as a member of the Federation Council,” – confirmed Matvienko.