The detention of the victim violates the Vienna Convention, said in the state Duma

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis in fotoreklama Kerimov. Archival photoThe detention of the victim violates the Vienna Convention, said in the state Duma© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis the image Bank

The detention in France of Senator Suleiman Kerimov is violating the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations of 1961, said in a draft order prepared by the Deputy of the state Duma from Dagestan Rizvan Kurbanov.

On Wednesday the Deputy of the state Duma from Dagestan, Rizvan Kurbanov said that he had prepared a draft order on appeal to the foreign Ministry with a request to take measures for the speedy release of the detainee in France, Senator Suleiman Kerimov.

«In connection with the detention by the authorities of the French Republic, in violation of the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations of 1961, member of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Kerimov Suleiman Abusaidovich having diplomatic immunity, to instruct the State Duma Committee on international Affairs in cooperation with the foreign Ministry to give priority to the resolution of the situation around the detention of S. Karimov and to take all measures for its early release, as well as the receipt from the French side an exhaustive explanation of this outrageous situation,» — said in the text of the Protocol Commission, which is available to RIA Novosti.

Kurbanov was also asked to inform the deputies of the state Duma on the results.

Earlier it was reported that Kerimov was arrested by the French police in nice. The representative of the Russian Embassy told RIA Novosti that diplomats seek his release. Reuters, citing the Prosecutor’s office reported that Kerimov, was detained in France on the case of tax evasion. Bloomberg, in turn, reported that we are talking about suspicion of money laundering.

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