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Nevzlin and the U.S.. Washington and Interpol. What are the links?

July 14 2005

Washington throws another challenge to Moscow to show that Owned it can dictate who can be accused, and who is not. Question: Moscow these derogatory "show of" American Russophobes "swallow" once again or still respond adequately? - Raises the question of editorial content PRAVDA.Ru '.

Moscow demands the U.S. to the rules of participation in an international organization Interpol and the issuance of who is wanted by businessman Leonid Nevzlin, more than two weeks in the USA.

Yesterday, who is wanted by the accused, in particular, in the murder of a number of Russian citizens, Nevzlin addressed a meeting of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, which is chaired by Co-Chairman Sen. Christopher Smith. Nevzlin suggested expelling Russia from the Group of Eight "and not to take it to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Co-Chairman of the U.S. government for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Republican Congressman Christopher Smith confirmed that the Russian authorities have repeatedly appealed to the State Department and U.S. Department of Justice requested the extradition of who is wanted by businessman Leonid Nevzlin.

But the U.S. and Russia "no extradition treaty," Smith said at a hearing in committee on the "Yukos affair and its implications for policy and business in Russia." At these hearings invited Nevzlin.

"Having given you a visa, we send a clear and loud message," - said Rep. Smith, referring to Nevzlin.

Nevzlin himself reported that more than 10 days in the U.S., where he met with various organizations involved in monitoring issues of democracy in Russia and around the world.

He admitted that the Russian side for over a year to the Government of Israel of convictions, demanding his arrest, but "so far no document has been evaluated (Israel) the prosecutor's office."

Hearings on the situation around Yukos held in committee, chaired by Congressman Smith, who headed it, together with Republican Senator Sam Brownback.

Earlier in Washington, DC office of the Congress of Russian Americans reported that the number of public organizations in the United States appealed to Senator Brownback with a letter in which he offered to invite to the hearings and other persons, in particular, the famous American economist, director Devisovskogo Centre of Russian Studies at Harvard University's Marshall Goldman that was the author published in the U.S. and Russian books "Piratizatsiya Russia" about irregularities during Russia's privatization and the phenomenon of "oligarchs." Furthermore, as reported yesterday, on compliance with agreements on sovemstnom rassmtorenii issues relating to rossisykoy subjects recalled U.S. senators chairman of the committee on Foreign Affairs of the Federation Council of Russia Mr. Margelov.

Professor Goldman has not received an invitation to this hearing, but may address the Commission meeting in September, when identified yet another similar hearing in Washington. Chairmen of the Senate Committee of Russia, U.S. senators do not even have time to answer concerns, apparently only the performance of the accused in the murder of the Russian territory of the former Yukos security officer.

enprokuratura Russia a year ago announced Nevzlin on international wanted list as a defendant in the commission of crimes under Article 105 of the Criminal Code (murder) and against it was a preventive measure in the form of detention. In July the Prosecutor General's Office sent by Interpol on charges of materials Nevzlin new crimes. According to Deputy Prosecutor General Vladimir Kolesnikov, the new charges related to murder and attempted murder of several persons.

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