EBRD lifts immunity of fifth member of Russian delegation

By EBRD  Press Office

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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has agreed to a request from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office to lift the immunity of a fifth member of the delegation assigned to the EBRD by the Russian government.

The City of London Police have informed the Bank that the person was, subsequently, taken to their offices for questioning.

The delegation member is not an EBRD employee but was working at the EBRD as a junior representative of the Russian government, a shareholder of the EBRD.

This latest request follows an announcement on 18 January 2011 that the immunity of 4 other officials had been lifted. The EBRD had already conducted its own investigation and the results have been shared with the UK and Russian authorities.

The matter is now in the hands of the UK police and the Russian authorities. The EBRD continues to work closely with them both.

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