Ex-Chechen commender's visa extended for 6 months
Plice officer stated that Imran Abdulazimov was not sent to Russia.
World Bulletin / News Desk
Senior Turkish Police officer told, in a special interview to World Bulletin, that "The visa of Former Chechen Commander, Imran Abdulazimov, was extended for 6 months."
Former Chechen Commander Imran Abdulazimov is not being extradited. One of the chief officers of Istanbul Police told World Bulletin that Abdulazimov's visa was extended for 6 months and the process of his asylum request will be handled.
He stated that Imran Abdulazimov was not sent to Russia; but due to visa problems, he intended to leave Turkey for a safe country which Abdulazimov wanted. According to the officer, the same procedure is executed in all visa processes.
Last week, Imran Abdulazimov, who was one of the former commanders of Chechen fight against Russia, was taken to the airport for deportation. Abdulazimov tore his passport to avoid the deportation.
Abdulazimov, who has fulfilled important duties during second Chechen Resurgence, had lived in Baku for long time as a refugee.
He took residence permit as a refuge in Istanbul when the harassment of FSB agents had increased and the possibility that he would be extradited to Russia had appeared. Last Mod: 05 Ocak 2009, 17:18