Director of Public Prosecutions currently deciding Russian extradition case

Director of Public Prosecutions currently deciding Russian extradition case
29 November 2017
By Simon Gosvig

A Russian national wanted internationally was arrested at the Copenhagen Airport last week. This is confirmed by the Director of Public Prosecutions, where the case is now being handled in accordance with the Danish extradition law.

On Tuesday 21 November, a 43-year-old Russian man entering Denmark was arrested at the Copenhagen Airport. He is wanted internationally and suspected of criminal activity in his country of origin.

So says Henriette V. Norring, Chief Advisor in the International Unit of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, which handles extradition cases to and from Denmark.

»If a person is wanted internationally, Denmark is required to consider the possibility of extradition. On that background the court decided to detain him«, says Henriette V. Norring.

Copenhagen District Court has ordered that the 43-year-old man be remanded in custody until 19 December. The next step in the case is that the Russian authorities must submit a formal extradition request to the Director of Public Prosecutions specifying among other things the criminal offences that the 43-year-old man is suspected of having committed.

»Naturally, we handle this case as thoroughly as any other case. We have contacted the Russian authorities and asked them to submit a formal extradition request, which we will then consider«, says Ms Norring.

She emphasises, that extradition to Russia will only be possible if all conditions of Danish extradition legislation are met. If the Director of Public Prosecutions concludes that the relevant conditions have been met, the decision may subsequently be brought before the Danish courts.

In the interest of confidentiality, the Director of Public Prosecutions cannot reveal the identity of the 43-year-old Russian national, nor the criminal offences that he is suspected of having committed.

 
For further information, please contact Press and Communications Advisor Simon Gosvig from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions at +45 72 68 90 54.