Support The Moscow Times!

Zakayev Leaves Poland

Chechen separatist Akhmed Zakayev, who was briefly detained in Poland on a Russian warrant accusing him of murder, kidnapping and terrorism, has left Warsaw to return to his home in London, a Polish aide said Monday.

Zakayev left the country Sunday because his Polish visa was expiring, Adam Borowski said. Zakayev was taken into custody Friday but released that evening after a Warsaw court rejected the warrant for his arrest.

Zakayev will seek to extend his visa so that he can return for any future court proceedings, Borowski said. 

(AP)

Read more

The need for honest and objective information on Russia is more relevant now than ever before!

To keep our newsroom in Moscow running, we need your support.