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823 days have passed since the Salisbury incident - no credible information or response from the British authorities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     815 days have passed since the death of Nikolay Glushkov on British soil - no credible information or response from the British authorities

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12.09.2019

Embassy comment on the state of the investigation into the death of Nikolay Glushkov

12 September 2019 marks exactly one year and half since Russian national Nikolay Glushkov was murdered in London under mysterious circumstances.

We regret to state that the British side has failed to provide any meaningful reply to our numerous enquiries. Since April 2018 the Home Office has been ignoring the official request of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation for legal assistance over Russia’s own criminal case into the death of Nikolay Glushkov. The British authorities have also been silent regarding the Embassy’s repeated proposals to arrange a meeting between the Russian Ambassador and the Met Police Commissioner or hold law-enforcement experts’ bilateral contacts.

Obviously, the UK is grossly violating the 1959 European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters, refusing to provide the Russian side access to the investigation into the death of a Russian national. The fact that the British authorities are thoroughly concealing information on the investigation is another example of Britain’s contempt for the legitimate interests of the relatives and loved ones of the deceased, as well as those of the wider public.

Such an attitude on the part of the UK defies logic. We are dealing with a serious criminal offence, which, in contrast with other known cases, isn`t politicized by the British side, but the investigation is not either transparent or effective. Apparently this is due to reasons disclosure of which would not be favourable to the UK.

12 September 2019, 17:55




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