Russia, U.K. Issue Arrest Warrants for Each Other’s Nationals in High-Profile Cases

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Friday, June 1, 2007
Bruce Zagaris

In April 2007, Russian and the United Kingdom issued arrest warrants and extradition requests in a number of high-profile, controversial cases.  On April 13, 2007, the Russian government formally charged exiled billionaire Boris Berezovsky with calling for violent overthrow of the government,1 while on April 22, 2007, the media reported that British detectives were ready to issue arrest warrants for three Russians linked to the killing of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko.2

            1              Kevin Sullivan and Peter Finn, Russia Charges Exiled Tycoon, Wash. Post, Apr. 14, 2007, at A10, col. 4.

            2              Agence France-Presse, Britain Said to Seek 3 in Russian’s Death, N.Y. Times, Apr. 27, 2004, at 4, col. 1.