Suspect in assassination attempt on Putin to be extradited to Russia
KIEV, August 14 - RAPSI. The Odessa Regional Court of Appeals has dismissed on Tuesday the appeal of Adam Osmayev, who is suspected of organizing President Vladimir Putin's attempted assassination, and left in force the Prosecutor General's Office's decision to extradite the Grozny-born man to Russia.
Pursuant to Ukrainian law, Osmayev's attorneys will not be able to appeal the decision, as it has already entered into effect.
Kazakh national Ilya Pyanzin and Osmayev have been charged with several crimes, including plotting the attempted assassination of an official. They were arrested in Ukraine where they were charged with organizing a terrorist act and belonging to a terrorist organization.
Both of them were on the international wanted lists.
Particularly, Russian law enforcement authorities had been searching for Osmayev since 2008. He was charged with committing various terrorist crimes. The suspects planned to assassinate Putin after the presidential elections.
Kiev previously approved Russia's request to extradite Osmayev. His attorneys have disputed the prosecutor's office's decision in court.
However, Odessa's Malinovsky District Court validated the office's verdict on the extradition. The attorneys appealed the first instance court's decision.