European human rights convention states:
“In the determination of his civil rights and obligations or of any criminal charge against him, everyone is entitled to a fair and public hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial tribunal established by law. Judgment shall be pronounced publicly.”
“Everyone charged with a criminal offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.”
Taking the guidance of the law and relying on principles of humanity, we state that trial against Russian citizen Stanislav Lisov is an attempt to impinge upon his legal rights and interests. After his arrest and indictment, the US media stand up with a number of purely political and hostile rhetoric. So-called journalists before the trial already stated Lisov’s guilt and charged him and “some hackers” with interference in US internal affairs and cyber fraud.
The affidavit provided by Americans, or to be exact, the extradition paperwork from US Department of Justice, along with FBI agent’s statement embodied appalled language such as “in our honest opinion Lisov is guilty”, “Lisov and nonidentified group attacked users’ computers”, “Unidentified financial organization suffered a severe loss”, “attacks were committed from unidentified hosting companies in Germany and USA”. Towards the end of this amorphous paper, they provide an alleged chat log between Lisov and unidentified people. The extradition based on such paper is a crime against humanity and betrayal to European values. It should be noted, that under incomplete indictment, Lisov faces up to 30 years in US prison.
As of today, a number of major human rights organizations in United States have expressed their interest in Stas Lisov’s case, considering it to be purely political frame, gainful for competing elites in US. Institutes of civil society are preparing information to be posted on their websites. For every democratic society, the human rights are the issue of outmost importance.
Based on aforementioned facts, CIPDH requests Madrid officials and Supreme court of Spain to direct their attention to the importance of following European human rights convention towards Stanislav Lisov, arrested under request of United States in Barcelona, and imprisoned in Valdemoro. We consider the legal procedures against Russian citizen is of strictly political nature, and could lead to drastic consequences. Judging by statements from US media, we demand to cease pressure on Court of Spain over this case.