Valentin Vinogradov, a Russian businessman who was recently released from prison, confirmed in an interview with the Sme daily that he will request asylum in Slovakia. He is planning to stay until next year.
Last week, Justice Minister Gábor Gál decided not to extradite Vinogradov, citing concerns that the businessman, who was detained in Slovakia in the summer of 2018, might not get a fair trial back in Russia.
Vinogradov faces an international arrest warrant issued by Russia, in a real estate fraud case. He claims that the case has been fabricated, "but there is nothing I can do about that in Russia".
18. Jul 2019 at 22:39 | Compiled by Spectator staff