ArmInfo. Russia will not extradite Armenia's former head of Compulsory Enforcement Mihran Poghosyan.
So, as reported by the press secretary of the RA Prosecutor General's Office Arevik Khachatryan, according to the information received from the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation, the satisfaction of the request to extradite Mihran Poghosyan with the aim of criminalizing him was not assessed as possible, taking as a basis paragraphs of Article 19 of the Convention from January 22, 1993, "On legal assistance and legal relations in civil, family and criminal matters."
"The article of the Convention noted above, as a basis for a complete or partial rejection of a request for legal assistance, provides for cases when such assistance can harm the freedom of the person in respect of whom the request was sent, his safety or is contrary to the law. At the same time, the Prosecutor General of Armenia no clear information was provided on the specific grounds for rejecting the application. In this regard, the Prosecutor General of Armenia invited the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation to provide clear information "on the reasons for rejecting the application for the extradition of M. Poghosyan," Khachatryan noted.
It should be noted that on April 21 of this year it became known that Mihran Poghosyan, the former head of the Judicial Acts Compulsory Enforcement Service, who was put on the wanted list, was detained in Karelia (RF).
The Prosecutor General of Armenia sent the relevant documents to the competent authorities of the Russian Federation for his extradition.
To recall, in the framework of the criminal case being investigated by the Special Investigative Service of Armenia, Mihran Poghosyan was involved as an accused of committing the acts provided for in paragraph 1 of part 3 of article 179 (Assignment or embezzlement on an especially large scale) and part 2 of article 308 (abuse of office, entailing through negligence, grave consequences) of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia. On April 23, the Russian court granted the petition for the arrest of Mihran Poghosyan for 40 days.