Maskhadov's ally appealed to Georgia for political asylum
The accomplice of the killed Chechen militant Aslan Maskhadov Emilhan Sadaev, who is currently in the deportation jail in the Swedish city Flin, appealed to Georgia for political asylum.
As reported by RIA Novosti, in the Russian Federation Sadaev is charged on four articles of the Criminal Code: 222 Part 3 of "unlawful acquisition, transfer, sale, storage, transportation or carrying of weapons, its main parts, ammunition, explosives and explosive devices", 208, Part 2 - "organization of an illegal armed formation or participation in it ", 209, Parts 1, 2 - "banditry", 317 - "attempt on the life of a law enforcement officer".
Sadaev contacted on Skype with Russian-language TV channel PIC, which is broadcasting from Tbilisi, and said that Swedish authorities wanted to deport him to Russia, where he would "face with torture and extrajudicial execution", "Echo Moskvy" reported.
"We are aware of your contribution to the salvation of our long-suffering Chechen people. Many Chechens have found refuge from the tyranny of the Russian authorities in Georgia ... I am happy to agree to be deported to your country", Sadaev said, appealing to Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili.
"Local police has kindly gave him this opportunity, and already on February 2, they will be ready to expel him from the country", Rosbalt quoted LJ blog of the correspondent of TV PIC Zviad Mchedlishvili. According to him, for some reason the Swedes are stubbornly refusing to believe that Sadayev had fought, and this is important fact to obtain asylum in the European country. "Perhaps in Stockholm they have found the existence of such photos an insufficient evidence", the journalist said. At the same time they specify that the Chechens have organized rallies in support of Sadaev in European countries.
At the same time, the Georgian Ministry for Refugees and Accommodation argues that have received no appeals from Emilhan Sadaev.