Marcin Święcicki makes a plea in the Paraskevich case
Marcin Święcicki, MP (representing Civic Platform) has signed a plea in Tatiana Paraskevich’s case. Paraskevich has been held in extradition custody in Pilzno since May 2012. In mid-February it was ordered that she be released, however, an appeal filed by prosecutor, Vera Cechova has blocked the court’s decision.
Tatiana Paraskevich, a close co-worker of the Kazakh dissident, Mukhtar Ablyazov, was arrested in May 2012 in the Czech Republic based on allegations of financial criminality, made against her by Russia and Ukraine.
On February 18, 2014 the Czech Ministry of Internal Affairs decided to grant Paraskevich subsidiary protection for the period of one year. The following day, the court in Pilzno ordered her release. The execution of the court’s verdict was, however, blocked by an appeal filed by prosecutor Vera Cechova.
The plea signed by Marcin Święcicki and addressed to the Czech Minister of Justice, refers directly to the prosecutor’s actions. The plea reads: “[…] an appeal by a prosecutor in this case is groundless. It gives the impression of possible political motivations behind it. The prosecutor made an unexpected decision to appeal against the verdict. At the same time, she refused to accept the ruling directly from the judge, saying that she wanted to receive it by post. […]”.
Pleas supporting Tatiana Paraskevich have also been signed by Tomasz Makowski, Polish MP (Twój Ruch), Czech senator Jaromir Stetina, and Italian MEP, Niccolo Rinaldi.
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