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Serbian High Court overrules ex-PM Sebastian Ghita’s extradition

Magistrates from Belgrade have overruled the extradition of the former lawmaker Sebastian Ghita from Serbia to Romania, establishing that he is eligible to obtain asylum, reports Tanjug agency, quoted by Kurir.

The Serbian High Court of Cassation and Justice has ruled that the former MP and tycoon Ghita would have been politically persecuted in Romania and that he is eligible to seek for political asylum.

The Serbian court’s final call will be sent to the Interior Ministry, which will be therefore communicated to the Romanian side.

Ghita fled Romania at the end of 2016 and he was caught in Belgrade on April 13, 2017. Ghita was identified by the Serbian Police during a routine check, when he presented false ID papers.

He was investigated in several criminal files, and an APB had been issued against him, as well as an international arrest warrant through Interpol.

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