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In the United States has approved the extradition of convicted former Manager of Volkswagen in Germany

The American court in Detroit has approved the extradition to Germany of a former top Manager of the automaker Volkswagen's Oliver Schmidt, who was convicted in the USA for participation in "diesel scandal" publication reports the Detroit News.

Schmidt was sentenced to seven years imprisonment. Five years in prison, Schmidt had already served in one of the correctional institutions of the state of Michigan. He filed a petition for extradition to Germany to continue to serve his prison sentence at home. Court during an online meeting granted the request of Schmidt.

Dealers are starting to give numbers, but the profits this service brings

Russian dealers later than six months after receipt of the ability to provide the service of registration of new cars in the showroom began to issue numbers, but the service is not profitable, told RIA Novosti the dealers cars.

Dealerships from January 1, had the opportunity to put on record the new car at the dealership. For the implementation of registration procedures the dealer will need to obtain the status of a specialized organization, documents confirming the inspection of the car an employee of the salon, will be transferred to the traffic police via the portal "public Services". The car owner can obtain a certificate of registration (STS) and plates directly in the salon, the cost of the service is limited to the FAS at the level of not more than 500 rubles. At the end of January this service still has not been provided because there was no mechanism of interaction with the traffic police in this part.

Human rights organizations are urged to continue to boycott Facebook

Several human rights organizations are urged to continue advertising boycott Facebook after meeting with company executives, which showed the lack of real action to combat hate and misinformation on the platform, said in a statement the head of the nongovernmental organization Free Press Jessica Gonzalez.

Earlier, the national Association for the advancement of colored people (NAACP), the ACLU, Color of Change, the human rights organization anti-defamation League of the USA (ADL) and other human rights activists have urged the business to discontinue to advertise on Facebook in July, to protest over "publications with hatred, violence and racism." After that, the company North Face, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Unilever, Starbucks, Volkswagen and SAP said that they would not advertise with Facebook and some other social networks.

European rabbis have supported the boycott of Facebook brands

The Board of rabbis of Europe (CPE) supported a boycott of Facebook global brands due to the fact that the social network, in their opinion, idle in relation to the propagation and incitement of hatred, reported RIA Novosti in the press service WED.

Some of the largest brands in the world, including Coca-Cola, Adidas, Ford, Unilever, and others, have announced a boycott of Facebook because of the inaction of social networks in the dissemination and incitement to hatred. Their protest of the Corporation expressed by abandoning paid advertising on the platform. To join the campaign and Jewish organizations from Europe and the United States, in particular, the anti-defamation League (ADL American Jewish non-governmental human rights organization) and the rabbinical Council of Europe (CPE).

The CEC head Pamfilova for 2019 has earned more than 5.6 million rubles

The income of the head of the CEC of the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova in 2019 amounted to more than 5.6 million rubles, the income of the Chairman of the Central electoral Commission Nikolay bulaeva - about 7.8 million rubles, reported in the income data published on the website of the Commission.

According to last year Pamfilova declared income amounting to more than 5.6 million rubles. In addition, the ownership of her is a land area more than 2 thousand square meters, a house area 230,1 square meters, a garage of 35.2 square meters, and VW Beetle.

Media reported about the detention of former top-Manager of Audi in Croatia

The former head of the Department of registration and testing company Audi (Volkswagen Group division) Axel Ayzer arrested in Croatia on charges of US authorities in connection with the "diesel scandal", reported Tuesday the newspaper Handelsblatt.

In January last year, four Manager of the Audi was charged in U.S. in connection with the "diesel scandal". In particular, the former head of Department for development of diesel engines Audi, Richard Bauder, former head of the Department of registration and testing Axel Ayzer, the former head of Department of development of engines Stefan Gnirs and former responsible for the registration of engines Karsten Nagel was charged with conspiracy to commit fraud against the United States, conspiracy to commit financial fraud and violations of the law of the United States "clean air", as well as six cases of violation of the act and six counts of fraud.

Murmansk ex-official seized money from family downed her child

The boy's family, riding the bike and shot down the ex-official in many large organizations, intends to appeal the court's decision, which ordered them 111 thousand rubles compensation for damage to the car, said to RIA Novosti, the family's lawyer Dmitry Buyanov.

In July 2018, in a holiday village yurkyne near Murmansk teenager 13 years old was riding a bike and fell under the wheels of the Volkswagen. The boy suffered injuries including a broken jaw, concussion. The traffic police came to the conclusion that the child when going on the unregulated crossroad of unequal roads, lost control and collided with moving on the main road by car. The Agency thought that the teenager broke the rules – he could only move on sidewalks and bike lanes, and to travel on public roads, it was impossible. The actions of the driver an administrative violation is not found.