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Kazakhstan citizens sentenced in Brazil can be extradited to homeland

22.06.2018, 19:50 3506
Deputy prosecutor general of Kazakhstan Marat Akhmetzhanov said that four Kazakhstan citizens are in prison in Brazil, three of them are charged of drugs.

Yesterday we concluded a bilateral agreement with the Republic of Brazil. The entire package of documentation on provision of legal support, extradition. I would like to note that four Kazakhstan citizens are in prison in Brazil. We have agreed that our citizens will be extradited before the ratification so they could be placed in prisons of our country. I am well aware of the three citizens who are imprisoned. They are charged of drugs. Two of them are spouses," said Marat Akhmetzhanov.

He noted that wherever the Kazakhstan citizen is, the Ministry will always follow him.

We will make all efforts in case the prisoner wishes to return and serve his sentence in Kazakhstan. Let’s say, our citizen is sentenced to seven years. If one of our citizens has already served two years, then the remaining five years he should serve in our country. We do not have the right to change the sentence. He was sentenced in accordance of the legislation of Brazil, and we are obliged to execute the sentence within our territory," said the deputy prosecutor general.

We note that the Senate of the Parliament passed the law aimed at reducing repressiveness of the Criminal Code, the Criminal Procedure Code and the Criminal Executive Code.

Source: BNews.kz

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