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Russian man arrested at border pending possible extradition

A Budapest court has ordered that a Russian man arrested on the Ukrainian-Hungarian border near Tiszabecs, in eastern Hungary, should be detained for 40 days pending possible extradition.

In a statement on Monday, the Metropolitan Court said it was acting on an international arrest warrant against the Russian citizen issued in connection with a March 2015 homicide.

Since the suspect has not consented to a simplified extradition procedure, the court will decide on further action pending a full extradition request accompanied by additional information at a new trial, the statement added.

Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg County police said on Saturday that a Russian man wanted by Interpol had tried to enter Hungary at the Tiszabecs border crossing by road.

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