Court in Moldova to consider extradition of Judge Chaus after Moldovan president decides on asylum
The Moldovan Prosecutor General's Office has filed to the local court an application for the extradition of judge of the Dniprovsky District Court of Kyiv Mykola Chaus to Ukraine, but it will be considered after the Moldovan president decides on granting political asylum to Chaus, a source told Interfax-Ukraine.
"The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) submitted to the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine documents for the extradition of Judge Chaus in early March, after which the Prosecutor General's Office sent them to Moldova," the source told the agency.
However, the source said the consideration of this appeal will begin after the Moldovan president will decide on granting political asylum to Chaus in Moldova. This process can last up to six months, he explained.
"Meanwhile, an investigation is being conducted in Moldova as part of the criminal proceedings regarding the illegal crossing of the border of this state by Chaus," the source added.
In turn, the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) noted that the procedure for the extradition of Judge Chaus had been launched, the final decision on his extradition will be made by the court in Moldova.