Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has called on the Greek authorities to hand over their prime suspect in the murder investigation of 27-year-old Anastazja Rubinska, whose naked body was found wrapped in a garbage bag on the Greek island of Kos on Sunday after a week-long intensive search.
A 32-year-old Bangladeshi migrant was arrested on Saturday, initially on suspicion of abducting the Polish woman, who had recently flown to Kos with her partner to work in a hotel for the duration of the summer.
The recovery of her body has now escalated the investigation into a murder inquiry, and the prime suspect attended a preliminary court hearing on Monday regarding his pre-trial detention.
Missing Polish woman on Greek island of Kos found dead, Bangladeshi migrant arrested
Anastazja Rubinska’s body was found naked and half wrapped in a black garbage bag less than a mile from the prime suspect’s home
In an extraordinary intervention, Morawiecki tweeted on Monday calling for the extradition of the suspect to Warsaw to face charges, despite the offense being committed on Greek territory.
“I am shocked by the brutal murder of 27-year-old Anastazja. The perpetrator must face very severe consequences. Therefore, we will ask Greece to extradite the suspect to a Polish court to receive the highest possible sentence,” he wrote.
The call was echoed by lawmakers of his own party, including Adam Andruszkiewicz, who tweeted, “An immigrant who brutally murdered a Polish woman must bear the highest possible punishment and spend the rest of his life in prison.
“A very good decision by Prime Minister Morawiecki to ask Greece to extradite the murderer to Poland. Justice is most important to us.”
There has been no official response from the Greek government regarding the matter.
Anastazja’s body was found in woodland approximately one kilometer from the prime suspect’s house. Her mobile phone was found around 500 meters from his property with the SIM card removed.
According to Greek media, the victim’s DNA was found in the home, and the suspect had scratches consistent with a struggle, which he insisted were sustained during a recent traffic accident.
Anastazja was reported missing by her partner on June 13 after disappearing the previous evening. She had called her partner asking him to pick her up after partying with friends and sent him her location; however, when he arrived, she was nowhere to be seen and her mobile phone was switched off.
The Bangladeshi migrant claimed to have picked up the victim on his motorcycle before returning to his home where they engaged in sexual intercourse.
On June 14, the prime suspect was spotted on CCTV at a mini market withdrawing a large amount of cash and booking a flight to Italy.
The investigation is ongoing.