Spanish authorities to decide on Gusinsky's extradition Today

A three-member Spanish panel postponed a scheduled extradition hearing of Russian media tycoon Vladimir Gusinsky Tuesday because the relevant document wasn't signed by one of the three judges responsible for the verdict. This was disclosed to RIA NOVOSTI on the phone the other day by Gusinsky's lawyer Domingo Plaza. According to Plaza, two against one judges, can vote on Gusinsky's extradition. However, the judge, who disagrees with this verdict, should submit a special written and signed document, thus confirming his participation in the discussion. Two judges, namely Carlos Sezon and Juan Jose Lopez, have decided not to extradite Gusinsky; however, their decision is opposed by another judge, Carlos Oljero, who noted his disagreement in a special document March 26. In Plaza's words, the final verdict will be made public today. The delay can be explained by the fact that the court had to examine a multitude of other more important cases that had stockpiled during Easter celebrations, Plaza said in conclusion.

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