Azerbaijan Arrested a Chechen Asylum Seeker
A citizen of Chechnya, wanted for claming that committed a number of murders in Russia, has been arrested in Azerbaijan, Binagadi district police office told Azeri Press Agency (APA) on 29 October 2009.
Khazhimurad Khazhibullayevich Khabibullayev (44) had been wanted for 10 years under article 102 (premeditated murder) of the Russian Federation. According to Russia’s claims, Khabibullayev committed a number of murders in Russia, hid in Dagestan for a time and later in Azerbaijan. Operations were carried out in Azerbaijan through Interpol, but he was not detained.
Binagadi district police carried out investigation on October 29 and detained Khabibullayev in Bilajari settlement of Baku. Weapon was found on Khabibullayev. He did not show armed resistance.
Talks are being held to hand him over to Russia.
According to Geneva Convention, sending “any” Chechen to Russia is a violation of the convention!