19:48 12.08.2015

Ex-Ukrainian MP Markov arrested in Italy, PGO to ask for extradition – Interior Ministry

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Ex-Ukrainian MP Markov arrested in Italy, PGO to ask for extradition – Interior Ministry

Former Ukrainian parliamentarian and leader of Rodina Party Ihor Markov was arrested in Italy, Ukrainian Interior Ministry said.

"Ihor Markov, ex-parliamentarian, was arrested in Italy's in San Remo city under the demand of Interpol Bureau. The Prosecutor General's Office is drafting an extradition documents," director of communications department of Ukrainian Interior Ministry Artem Shevchenko wrote on Facebook on Wednesday.

Previously Dzerkalo Tyzhnia. Ukraine (ZN,UA) referring to its sources wrote that Interpol has arrested Markov in Italy.

According to the edition, Markov was detained in Italy.

As reported, Markov was detained in Odesa on October 22, 2013 after having been notified of being suspected of disorderly conduct in 2007. Police said the matter concerned events in 2007, when protests against the installation of a monument to the Russian Empress Catherine the Great were staged near the Odesa regional administration building. Markov was suspected of orchestrating the assault of participants during these protests, and of attacking protesters himself.

On February 25, the Prymorsky District Court in Odesa freed Markov from custody.

Later on Ukrainian Interior Ministry has placed Markov on its wanted list.

The section "Persons who are hiding from the authorities" on the official website of the Interior Ministry states that Markov disappeared on November 4, 2014.

Markov is suspected of having committed an offense under Part 4, Article 296 of the Criminal Code (disorderly conduct and bodily injury). The punishment for violation of this law is imprisonment for between three to seven years.

In early August 2015 Markov delivered a speech at a Moscow press conference as a member of so-called Committee on Saving Ukraine led by ex-premier of Ukraine Mykola Azarov.

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