Russian Woman Was Arrested in Finland According to the Request of the United States
OREANDA-NEWS The citizen of the Russian Federation was detained in Finland on the treatment of the American authorities. This was announced on Thursday, the consular Department of the Russian Embassy in Finland.
"On December 15, the Finnish Border service at the airport in Vantaa detained a citizen of Russia Terada Mira, born in 1988 (until 2017-Vovk Oksana), she was in transit from St. Petersburg to Spain. On the same day, the Finnish authorities informed the Russian side about the incident. In particular, they told that the detention was made on the basis of an Interpol warrant at the request of the American authorities," the report said.
On 17 December, a consular officer visited Terada in Vantaa prison.
"She said that the United States accuses her that during her stay in the United States from 2013 to 2016, she violated legislation in the field of combating drug trafficking and money laundering, she denies her guilt. Therefore, the Finnish authorities in accordance with the Finnish-American agreement on mutual extradition of criminals demanded from the American side evidence of the validity of the charges, after studying which the Ministry of Justice of Finland will decide whether to deport a Russian citizen to the United States or to release", - said in the diplomatic mission. To provide additional documents from Washington set a deadline-January 29, 2019, added the consular Department.
Russian diplomats said that Russian woman was appointed a free lawyer, she has the opportunity to call the Embassy and relatives. "Checking the conditions of detention of the Russians showed that they meet the European standards, there is a possibility of obtaining medical care, including specialized, in medical institutions of Finland for General use. The citizen did not complain to consular officers about the prison authorities. For their part, they asked the Finns to pay special attention to the health of the detainee, who had injuries after a car accident," the report said.
Russian diplomats continue to contact the Finnish authorities to provide the detainee with the necessary consular assistance.