Cassation court of France rejects Ablyazov's appellation request; decision on extradition recognized final
Astana. March 5. KazTAG - The court of cassation rejected the appeal by the former chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC "BTA Bank" Mukhtar Ablyazov; the decision on his extradition is final, reports the TASS news agency.
"The request of Mr. Ablyazov has been rejected. Thus, the decision on extradition, issued October 24, 2014, is final, " said the representative of the court.
As it was previously reported M. Ablyazov was arrested in France in July 2013, since those days the ex-banker has been in custody, Russia and Ukraine have been seeking his extradition, while Kazakhstan has no extradition agreement with France. In January 2014 the court of appeal of Aix-en-Provence called for the extradition of the banker, but in April this decision was cancelled by the court of cassation. The case was reviewed by the court of appeal of Lyon, which in October also recommended satisfying the request for extradition of the banker, giving priority to the Russian side.