Armed forces of Austria suspended the consideration of the question on the extradition of Firtash to US

© AFP 2017 / Samuel KubaniУкраинский businessman Dmitry Firtash. Archival photoArmed forces of Austria suspended the consideration of the question on the extradition of Firtash to US© AFP 2017 / Samuel Kubani and nearby cities.

The Supreme court of Austria has suspended the process of consideration of a complaint protection of Ukrainian businessman Dmitry Firtash on the decision on his extradition to the United States because of the businessman’s suit, filed in the ECHR, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday the representative of the court of Alexander Michel-Kwapinski.

«The process (for consideration of the complaint for extradition — ed.) was suspended for some time, which is expected because the decision of the ECHR on a very different issue,» she said. The representative of the court noted that it could not clarify the details, but «we are talking about whether to apply a standard scale of assessment of compliance according to new data provided by the Firtash».

Thus, the Austrian court will have to wait for the ECHR decision to continue consideration of this matter. Earlier, lawyer Dieter Bendorfer reported RIA Novosti that the term of consideration of such appeals in the Supreme court of Austria is one year, the hearing date is not appointed yet.

Thus the interlocutor of Agency has specified that this process is not connected with the attempts of the Spanish authorities to extradite Firtash to Barcelona to prosecute its charges. On Tuesday, the Supreme land court of Vienna refused the appeal of the Prosecutor’s office challenging the refusal of a lower court to satisfy the petition of the Spanish expulsion of Ukrainian businessman to them.

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