Cyprus extradites Russian citizen charged with murder organization
MOSCOW, August 15 (RAPSI) – Russian national charged with organizing a murder has been extradited from Cyprus, the Prosecutor General’s Office announced on Tuesday.
Investigators believe that an unidentified person asked the accused to secure him against wrongdoing of his acquaintance between June and December 2001. The defendant could not “persuade the acquaintance” and decided to organize his murder. He found perpetrators who killed the victim in 2002.
The alleged organizer received 50,000 rubles ($835) for his services and fled. He was put on the federal wanted list in August 2013, and on the international wanted list in August 2016.
In April, he was found in Cyprus. Russia’s Prosecutor General’s Office sent the extradition request for the accused which was granted by Cypriot authorities.