MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Israel could provide the Russian side with the documents required for the extradition of Gleb Grozovsky, a Russian Orthodox priest suspected of pedophilia, in the first half of May, spokesman for the Russian Prosecutor General's Office Alexander Kurennoy said Friday.
In January 2015, the Jerusalem District Court approved Grozovsky's extradition to Russia.
"[Our] colleagues from Israel have confirmed that the extradition papers were signed on April 11. But the defense has a 30-day period to appeal the decision. If it does not make any procedural steps during this term, then after it [has elapsed] Israel will send official documents about their readiness to pass Grozovsky to us," Kurennoy told RIA Novosti.
When the formal police investigation started, Grozovsky decided to remain in Israel, where he was on vacation at the time. On September 22, 2014, he was detained in Israel, after almost a year of attempts to obtain Israeli citizenship.