Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Spain keeps Russian dissident in jail: risk of extradition

Russian dissident writer Piotr Silajev was arrested in Granada earlier this month. It was initially expected that he'd be released upon going through the judge but he is still retained and there is clear risk that Spain, a quite autocratic regime itself, will extradite the exile to Russia.

Silajev was granted political asylum in Finland earlier this year. In theory that assylum grant should apply to all Schengen Area states but you should always expect the worse when going to a Spanish court, so full of fascist judges with absolute power.

Sources and more details: Indymedia UK, LibCom, Anarchist Black Cross Belarus.

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