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Polish court refuses to extradite participant in Chechen conflict of 1995-2003 to Russia

October 19, 2015, 13:33 UTC+3 WARSAW
The man proved he had no chances for a fair trial in Russia
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Chechnya, Grozny, 1996

Chechnya, Grozny, 1996

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WARSAW, October 19. /TASS/. A Warsaw court refused on Monday to extradite to Russia an ethnic Chechen charged in Russia with attempted overthrowing of the constitutional order to establish a Sharia state over the period of the Chechen conflict of 1995-2003.

Grounding the decision, judge Maria Turek said the man proved he had no chances for a fair trial in Russia. The Polish court said it did not doubt Russia’s accusations against the man but ruled not to extradite him to Russia where his human rights, it claimed, were unlikely to be observed.

The Warsaw court ruling is not final and can be challenged at a higher instance court.

Albert S. (the man’s second name is not made public under the Polish laws), previously known as Murad S., has been living in Poland for 11 years as refugee.

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