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Italy: Court rejects release request of Russian citizen detained on economic espionage charges01:56

Italy: Court rejects release request of Russian citizen detained on economic espionage charges

Italy, Naples
October 29, 2019 at 23:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

Italy's Court of Cassation, the highest court in the country, refused to release Alexander Korshunov, an employee of the United Engine Corporation (UEC), at a hearing in Naples on Tuesday.

Korshunov, a Russian national, was arrested at Naples airport on August 30, following an international warrant issued by the United States for conspiracy and attempted theft of commercial secrets from the US subsidiary of GE General Electric Aviation System.

Korshunov's lawyers, whose previous release request to Naples Court of Appeal was rejected earlier in October, believe that the United States violate its jurisdiction as they put forward charges for alleged crimes committed on Italian territory, while Italian authorities were not investigating the crimes.

Italy: Court rejects release request of Russian citizen detained on economic espionage charges01:56
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Italy's Court of Cassation, the highest court in the country, refused to release Alexander Korshunov, an employee of the United Engine Corporation (UEC), at a hearing in Naples on Tuesday.

Korshunov, a Russian national, was arrested at Naples airport on August 30, following an international warrant issued by the United States for conspiracy and attempted theft of commercial secrets from the US subsidiary of GE General Electric Aviation System.

Korshunov's lawyers, whose previous release request to Naples Court of Appeal was rejected earlier in October, believe that the United States violate its jurisdiction as they put forward charges for alleged crimes committed on Italian territory, while Italian authorities were not investigating the crimes.

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