Andrei Lugovoi: Extradition

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 1st February 2008.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Lynne Featherstone Lynne Featherstone Liberal Democrat, Hornsey and Wood Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had at meetings of the Council of Ministers on (a) the European Union response to the murder of Alexander Litvinenko and (b) the refusal of the Russian authorities to extradite Andrei Lugovoi; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy Minister of State (Europe)

holding answer 31 January 2008

We have been working at all levels with our partners in the EU to maintain EU pressure on Russia to ensure Andrei Lugovoi faces charges in connection with the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko in the UK. Our EU partners support our view that this is an issue which needs to be pursued within the framework of the EU's relations with Russia. We continue to demand that Lugovoi should stand trial in the UK. We have made clear to partners that Lugovoi remains charged with murder in the UK and is liable to prosecution here.

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary in his statement of 16 July 2007, Hansard, columns 21-22, undertook to keep the House informed of any significant development in this case.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.