: ERR: Court rules extradition of Estonian terrorism suspect to Ukraine lawful

14:46 May. 20, 2016

ERR: Court rules extradition of Estonian terrorism suspect to Ukraine lawful

Armed Russian-backed separatist fighters walk on a street in the Zaytseve village of Donetsk area, Ukraine on March 14, 2016. (Getty Images)

Vladimir Poljakov suspected of terrorism due to his fighting for Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine

Tallinn Circuit Court overturned a lower-level court decision, finding that the extradition of Estonian citizen Vladimir Poljakov to Ukraine is lawful. Poljakov is suspected of terrorism due to his participation in pro-Kremlin separatist fighting in the Luhansk region of Ukraine.

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Tallinn Circuit Court granted the Estonian Ministry of Justice's appeal and overturned Tallinn Administrative Court's February 3 decision regarding the matter, court spokesman Anneli Vilu told ERR.ee.

The circuit court found that the Estonian Government's December 21, 2015 order to extradite Poljakov to Ukraine was not unlawful.

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