Tatiana Paraskevich applies for international protection
On 9 April, 2013, Tatiana Paraskevich applied for ‘international protection’. As long as the application is being considered, her extradition cannot be sanctioned. The application will now be considered by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
‘International protection’ is a special legal status of refugees, provided by the legislation of the Czech Republic. An application for ‘international protection’ may be submitted in the event that there are insufficient legal grounds for an asylum application (according to the standards of the ‘Law on Asylum’ of the CR – http://www.senat.cz/xqw/webdav/pssenat/original/36481/30830.
Currently, other former citizens of Kazakhstan, who are residing in Europe, are seeking political asylum. Muratbek Ketebayev, one of the members of the Kazakh opposition, is seeking political asylum in Poland, and Alexandr Pavlov, former chief of security for Mukhtar Ablyazov, is seeking political asylum in Spain. In January, 2012, political asylum was granted to Zhaksylyk Zharimbetov and Roman Solodchenko, former business partners of Mukhtar Ablyazov, who, like Tatiana Paraskevich, have been charged with the embezzlement of funds from BTA Bank.
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