MOSCOW, December 18. /TASS/. The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office has requested Ukraine to extradite Magomed Dukuzov, suspected of murdering editor-in-chief of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine Paul Khlebnikov, the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office told TASS.
"Since Dukuzov has been located in Ukraine, the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office requested the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office to extradite him for criminal prosecution. However, Ukraine has not yet provided any official response to the extradition request," the press service said.
The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office noted that there had been no information concerning the detention of other persons accused in the Khlebnikov murder case.
Dukuzov’s case is being looked into by the Main Investigation Department of the Russian Investigative Committee. According to detectives, on June 25, 2004, Dukuzov teamed up with a group of accomplices to carry out the contract killing of Deputy Prime Minister of Chechnya Yakov Sergunin, which was committed with such cruelty and posing an overall threat. "On July 9, 2009, Dukuzov joined up with a group of accomplices to carry out the contract killing of the editor-in-chief of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine, US national Paul Khlebnikov," the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office said.
According to the Russian Interior Ministry’s National Central Bureau of Interpol, Dukuzov was detained in Ukraine on November 17.