Russia refuses to extradite Lougovoï
MOSCOW - the Russian Parquet floor general excludes any extradition from the Russian, Andreï Lougovoï, put in charge by British justice for the murder of the Russian ex-agent Alexandre Litvinenko, indicated Tuesday a source to the parquet floor quoted by the Russian agency Ria Novosti.
Under the Constitution of the Federation of Russia, the Russian citizens cannot be extradited towards foreign countries to be translated into justice and Lougovoï is a citizen of Russia, raised this source.
The ex-agent of the KGB, today businessman, lives on the Russian territory and can thus be the subject of an investigation only by the only Russian authorities, added this source.
The Parquet floor general, joined by AFP, refused initially with any comment. Russia had already let know these last months that it would be opposed to any extradition of the one of its nationals in this business.
The British parquet floor accused Tuesday Andreï Lougovoï for the murder in November 2006 in London d' Alexandre Litvinenko.
(Translation note: "parquet floor" = prosecutor's office)
This man is now effectively a fugitive for life. He will never be able to enter the EU or the United States or any country that the UK has extradition treaties with.