Greek Court Decides to Extradite Chechen Refugee
The Supreme Court of Greece has decided to hand over a Chechen refugee.
On April 15, the Greek Supreme Court decided to extradite Aslan Lemaevich Chamutaev (Khamutaev) to the Russian Federation. During the hearing, Aslan defended himself by saying that all of the charges against him are fabricated and politically motivated and that he did not commit a crime. However, the court decided to extradite, even though he is a recognized political refugee in Belgium and under the protection of international law.
Greek authorities are planning to hand him over to Russia within one month. His Belgian lawyer has already reported that he was going to apply at the European Court of Human Rights, but, there is no certainty that Greek authorities will wait for the decision or comply with the possible decision.
*Text was written by Waynakh Online and edited by Michael Capobianco