The first appellate court of general jurisdiction confirmed the decision to expel 22-year-old anarchist from Brest Andrei Kazimirov to Belarus, despite the ban of the European Court of Human Rights. About it informs “Novaya Gazeta” with reference to the Moscow Helsinki Group.
Kazimirov’s lawyer, Illarion Vasiliev, intends to challenge this decision.
At the end of August 2020, Kazimirov was summoned to the Investigative Committee of Brest, where he was interrogated on suspicion of participating in the protests on August 10, after which he was released on recognizance not to leave, but he left for Russia. In November, the Investigative Committee of Belarus put him on the wanted list. In January, the activist was detained on his way to work and taken to the Moscow IVS, after which the Perovskiy District Court sent him to SIZO-4 “Medved”.
On May 27, the Moscow City Court rejected the appeal for Kazimirov’s extradition.
At home, the activist faces from 3 to 8 years in prison.
July 21 Russia conveyed MMA fighter Aleksey Kudin to the law enforcement agencies of Belarus. The ECHR banned Russia from extraditing Kudin due to the fact that he could be tortured and persecuted. Two days after the extradition, the Belarusian state channel ONT published a video with Kudin, in which he stated that he supports the current government in Belarus and asks the opposition not to use his name and sporting achievements in their own interests.