The Supreme Court of Finland refused to extradite to Ukraine one of the leaders of the russian neo-Nazi subversive-assault intelligence group Rusych Yan Petrovsky (Voyislav Torden) and decided to release him, Helsingin Sanomat reports. Ukraine accuses 36-year-old Petrovsky, known by the nickname Sloviyan, of crimes committed in the Donetsk and Luhansk Regions in 2014-2015. Petrovsky was detained on July 20, 2022, at the Helsinki airport before his flight to Nice, after which the Ukrainian authorities sent a request to the Finnish side for his extradition. The Finnish court cited the conditions of detention in Ukrainian prisons, which the European Court of Human Rights recognized as violating Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, as the reason for the refusal. According to the court, in the case of extradition of Yan Petrovsky to Ukraine, he may be subjected to degrading treatment. The neo-Nazi group Rusych took part in the war in Donbas in 2014-2015.

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