Paraskevich seeks political asylum in the Czech Republic
A decision was ratified by a Czech court to extradite Tatyana Paraskevich, former colleague of Kazakhstan opposition politician, Mukhtar Ablyazov to Ukraine. Tatyana Paraskevich’s expulsion was also demanded by the Russian Federation. In both these countries, Tatyana Paraskevich faces the risk of unfair trial and ill-treatment. The barristers continue to underline the political air to the case, as well as the interest in Tatyana Paraskevich’s expulsion by the Kazakhstan secret services, hoping to extract from her a testimony to incriminate Mukhtar Ablyazov.
Gravely concerned by the likelihood of Tatyana Paraskevich facing an unfair trial at court and ill-treatment from the law enforcement organs should she be extradited to Ukraine or the Russian Federation, Open Dialog Foundation have appealed to the acting Minister of Justice of the Czech Republic, Maria Benešova for Tatyana Paraskevich’s expulsion to be rejected to.
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