Ukrainian activist Mazur detained in Poland at Russia’s request – Ukraine’s ombudsperson

19:53, 09 November 2019

Mazur is also an employee of the Secretariat of the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights.

Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova has said Ukrainian activist and volunteer Ihor Mazur was detained in Poland at the request of the Russian Federation. “Employee of the Secretariat of the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Ihor Mazur has been detained at the Dorohusk border checkpoint in Poland at the request of the Russian Federation,” she wrote on Facebook.

“The issue of the arrest of our colleague with a view to extradition to Russia will be decided in the city of Chełm on Monday, November 11,” Denisova said. In this regard, she calls on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine to contribute to the liberation of Mazur, a Ukrainian public activist and participant in the Russian-Ukrainian war in Donbas. Denisova also asked the media to help spread information to prevent trial against Mazur and his extradition to the Russian Federation.

As reported on the official website of the UNA-UNSO [the Ukrainian National Assembly – Ukrainian People’s Self-Defence], the detention took place at the request of the Russian Investigative Committee on Mazur’s putting on international wanted list on charges of participating in the battles on Minutka Square in the city of Grozny during the First Chechen War. According to these data, Mazur was traveling to Poland at the invitation of Deputy Marshal of the Sejm Beata Mazurek.

(C) UNIAN 2019

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5 comments

  • This is a disaster! This patriot was invited by the Polish parliament and then detained for the Moskali because they think he was involved in Chechnya? Haven’t we already seen this movie before? Has Poland become Belarus now?! Bogus, BS, let Mr. Mazur go and stop believing Kremlin propaganda! Even if he was involved in Chechnya, so what?! I guess this means Ukraine can put Putler on the wanted list because he was involved in the Crimea and the Donbas fighting.

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    • Deputy Marshal of the Polish Sejm (Parliament) Małgorzata Gosiewska said that Poland will not extradite Ihor Mazur to the Russian Federation. Under the standard procedure, on November 12, Interpol’s arrest warrant will be considered in the independent court.

      “The detention of Ihor Mazur at the Polish border is only a technical execution of international agreements and obligations by Poland. A civil activist and a veteran of the war in the Donbas, Georgia, and Chechnya became a victim of the actions of the Eastern neighbor,” wrote Gosiewska on her Facebook page.

      According to her, “Russian security forces have added him to the Interpol’s detention register”.

      “This is a good example of how the Kremlin uses the institutions of international law for political revenge,” she added.

      She noted that the Polish authorities and the courts are investigating the case. For its part, Gosiewska promised to guarantee presumption of innocence to Mazur.

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  • What the hell is wrong with Poland? Of all nations in the sick continent Europe, have they also lost their minds??? How can they follow a request by the crime syndicate?

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  • Maybe it’s time Ukraine put Putin on the international wanted list. Known terrorist, supplier to terrorists, and for war crimes in every country Muscovy has “liberated” from fascists.

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  • That’s like England detaining a US general at the request by Nazi-Germany. Bah!

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