MANILA / RUS­SIANS TO GET FAIR TRIAL

Sun.Star Cebu - - NATION - / SUNS­TAR PHILIP­PINES

Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte has as­sured Rus­sian Prime Min­is­ter Dmitry Medvedev that Rus­sian na­tion­als Yuri Kirdyushin and Anas­ta­sia Novopashina, who are fac­ing il­le­gal drugs charges in the Philip­pines, will get a fair trial. Duterte also said the Rus­sians will be de­tained in a “com­fort­able house.” “We have a work­ing func­tional jus­tice sys­tem here and they will get a fair trial and they will be de­tained in a com­fort­able house. It’s still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion,” he said. The Philip­pines and Rus­sia have signed an ex­tra­di­tion treaty and nine other agree­ments.

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