The Supreme Court authorises the extradition of Paraskevich
On 21 February, 2013, the Supreme Court in Prague authorised the extradition of Tatiana Paraskevich, although on two previous occasions, on 5 October, 2012, and 2 January, 2013, the Pilsen Regional Court issued a decision to block the rendering of Tatiana Paraskevich.
When issuing its earlier decision, the Pilsen Regional Court emphasised the systematic violations of the European Convention on Human Rights by the Ukrainian courts and law enforcement agencies. The Convention, among others, prohibits torture and grants citizens the right to a transparent process.
However, the Supreme Court authorised the extradition, citing the assurances of the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine to ensure Paraskevich shall enjoy all the relevant rights. At the same time, the Czech Republic Embassy in Ukraine stated that the Czech Republic was not able to control the execution of the assurances of the Ukrainian side, as at that point, there had been no respective positive statement in the bilateral relations.
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