Spanish Court Denies Extradition of Gusinsky to Russia

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Friday, June 1, 2001
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
17
Issue: 
6
228
Abstract: 
On April 18, 2001, a Spanish court denied extradition of exiled media magnate Valdimir Gusinsky to Russia because of “peculiarities” in the extradition request. By a verdict of two to one, three judges in the Fourth Section of the Penal Chamber of the National Court ruled that the extradition request by the Russian general prosecutor was not a criminal, but a commercial matter and did not justify sending Mr. Gusinsky to Russia for trial…[more]