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Poles Get Zakayev Request

WARSAW — Polish prosecutors said Wednesday that Russia has sent them a request to extradite Chechen separatist Akhmed Zakayev, who is wanted in Russia on charges of murder, kidnapping and terrorism.

Zakayev was taken into custody in Poland on Friday on a Russian-issued warrant but released later that day. He then returned home to London, where he lives in exile. It is not clear what practical effect it would have if Poland opens an extradition procedure.


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