MOSCOW, February 22. /TASS/. Albania has extradited a Russian national who fought for the Islamic State terror group (outlawed in Russia), Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said in a statement on Saturday.
"The Federal Security Service, together with the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office, the INTERPOL National Central Bureau of the Russian Interior Ministry and the Federal Penitentiary Service, arranged the extradition of an internationally wanted Russian national, Rasul Mislayev, from Albania," the statement reads.
According to the FSB, Rasul Mislayev shared radical Islamist ideas and "left for Syria in 2013 to participate in the Islamic State’s military activities against the government forces." He was detained in Albania in July 2019 at Russia’s request and put in pre-extradition custody. Albania’s authorities granted Moscow’s extradition request after Russian law enforcement agencies had provided evidence of Maslyaev’s crimes.
Officials from the Federal Penitentiary Service and the INTERPOL National Central Bureau brought Mislayev to Russia on Friday. "The defendant has been taken to a pre-trial detention facility, an investigation into him is underway," the FSB said.