Court rules on the admissibility of rendering Paraskevich
On 5 October, 2012, the Regional Court in Pilsen decided not to allow the extradition of Tatiana Paraskevich. During the hearing, Tatiana Paraskevich noted that law enforcement bodies of the Russian Federation had exerted pressure on members of her family (her 80-year-old mother, husband, son and daughter). They were all summoned for questioning and threatened with arrest.
According to the testimony of Maria Grigorieva, Paraskevich's mother, the investigator Nikolay Budilo threatened her with arrest should she refuse to give incriminating testimony against Mukhtar Ablyazov (former employer of Paraskevich). Earlier, in October 2012, Nikolay Budilo interrogated Paraskevich, who was being held in the Czech prison. Russian investigators also threatened her daughter, 22-year-old Maria Paraskevich, with kidnapping and expulsion from university.
Paraskevich’s family lives in Russia, where they feel threatened, fearing further pressure from law enforcement agencies – especially since her case is being investigated by the same people, who worked on the Magnitsky case, including Nikolay Budilo.
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