The lawyer told why Montenegro will not extradite Ismailov to Russia

Telman Ismailov - 1920, 23.10.2021

BELGRADE, 23 October – The approved request for political asylum of businessman Telman Ismailov in Montenegro is justified, it contains thousands of pages, the businessman cannot be extradited to Russia, said the Montenegrin lawyer of the businessman Milos Vuksanovic.
The Russian lawyer of the ex-owner of the Cherkizovsky market Marina Rusakova said the day before that her client was released from arrest, he received political asylum in Montenegro and “cannot be extradited to Russia.”
The decision to grant asylum to the entrepreneur was made on Friday by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Montenegro, the investigating judge of the High Court in Podgorica Vladimir Novovic, on the basis of it, decided to immediately release Ismailov from the extradition facility. According to a partially published court decision, the businessman received asylum in Montenegro due to “political persecution” in the Russian Federation.
“I can report that Telman Ismailov received political asylum in Montenegro after a thoroughly documented procedure. Many thousands of pages provide reasons for the justification of obtaining political asylum, and the international protection itself implies the cancellation of extradition arrest for my client, since persons under protection cannot be extradited on extradition, “- said the lawyer to the agency.
Previously press service Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation reported that the department has begun preparing a request for the extradition of businessman Telman Ismailov to Russia for criminal prosecution. In early October, the billionaire was arrested by the Podgorica court.
He and his brother Vagif were put on the international wanted list. In Russia, they were charged with murder and illegal arms trafficking, and the court arrested them in absentia. The investigation considers Telman Ismailov to be the organizer of the murders of two entrepreneurs, the perpetrator of the crime, Mehman Kerimov, was sentenced to 13 years in a strict regime colony.

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