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16 November 2023, 23:15

Rights defenders ask ECtHR to ban extradition of Ingush woman who fled domestic violence

The Vanadzor office of the Helsinki Civic Assembly has filed a petition with the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), demanding a ban on the extradition from Armenia to Russia of Fatima Zurabova, a native of Ingushetia, who fled domestic violence.

In Armenia, law enforcers detained Zurabova, after which human rights defenders reported that a relative who came to pick up the woman threatened her with prison for escaping.

Fatima Zurabova is still in the police station, said Arthur Sakunts, the head of the Vanadzor office of the Helsinki Civic Assembly.

Ara Gazaryan, a lawyer, has explained that if there are signs of danger in a criminal case, the ECtHR is entitled to stop extradition. The defence can appeal to the ECtHR requesting to suspend the extradition procedure should there be any discrimination risk.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on November 15, 2023 at 04:14 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Tigran Petrosyan Source: СK correspondent

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