Russia, Telman İsmailov, Russia Tycoons

Russia, Telman İsmailov

Montenegro grants asylum to tycoon wanted in Russia for murder | Malay Mail

Montenegro grants asylum to tycoon wanted in Russia for murder | Malay Mail

23/10/2021 12:48:00 PM

Montenegro grants asylum to tycoon wanted in Russia for murder | Malay Mail

PODGORICA, Oct 23 — Montenegro has granted asylum to a Russia n billionaire wanted by Moscow for his alleged role in two murders on the ground that he is being persecuted, his lawyer said today. Azerbaijan-born Telman Ismailov, who has in the past sparked the ire of Russia n President Vladimir...

Saturday, 23 Oct 2021 04:45 PM MYTPODGORICA, Oct 23 — Montenegro has granted asylum to a Russian billionaire wanted by Moscow for his alleged role in two murders on the ground that he is being persecuted, his lawyer said today.Azerbaijan-born Telman Ismailov, who has in the past sparked the ire of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was arrested in Podgorica early this month on an international arrest warrant issued by Moscow for his extradition.

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He was released from detention after the interior ministry granted him asylum earlier this week, lawyer Milos Vuksanovic told AFP.“Ismail was given international protection due to persecution in the country that is seeking him on the basis of political opinion,” the ministry said.

According to local media reports, Russia suspects Ismailov of paying US$2 million (RM8.3 million) for the murder of  two entrepreneurs in Moscow in 2016.Vuksanovic said that his client was the “victim of political and economic persecution by Russia”.  headtopics.com

Ismailov had been seeking asylum in Montenegro, where his son Alekper Ismailov owns a casino, prior to his arrest, the lawyer said.The tycoon built a vast shopping centre in Moscow that was criticised for failing to adhere to safety standards and for selling counterfeit goods.

When he later inaugurated a luxury hotel in Turkey with great fanfare in May 2009, he again drew the wrath of Putin, who unleashed a tirade against counterfeiting.The Moscow market was shut down several months later and Ismailov left Russia. — AFP Read more: Malay Mail »

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