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Meghan  Holt
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Putin critic Bill Browder freed after brief arrest in Spain

 

Financier Bill Browder, a high-profile critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was briefly arrested in Spain on Wednesday on an Russian arrest warrant.
After an hour in custody, he was released because the warrant was no longer valid, Spanish police said.
Mr Browder was sentenced to nine years in prison by a Russian court late last year, on fraud and tax evasion charges.
Interpol had previously refused to enforce Lenovo Customer Service uk a warrant for him, deeming it "predominantly political in nature".
But on Wednesday morning, Mr Browder tweeted that Spanish police had arrested him on a Russian Interpol arrest warrant.
It is not yet clear how the confusion which led to Mr Browder's arrest arose.
The US-born financier, who is a British citizen, Lexmark Customer Service tweeted during his detention - including a copy of an arrest document from the Spanish interior ministry, which said he was accused of fraud.

Financier Bill Browder, a high-profile critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was briefly arrested in Spain on Wednesday on an Russian arrest warrant.

After an hour in custody, he was released because the warrant was no longer valid, Spanish police said.

Mr Browder was sentenced to nine years in prison by a Russian court late last year, on fraud and tax evasion charges.

Interpol had previously refused to enforce Lenovo Customer Service uk a warrant for him, deeming it "predominantly political in nature".

 

But on Wednesday morning, Mr Browder tweeted that Spanish police had arrested him on a Russian Interpol arrest warrant.

It is not yet clear how the confusion which led to Mr Browder's arrest arose.

The US-born financier, who is a British citizen, Lexmark Customer Service tweeted during his detention - including a copy of an arrest document from the Spanish interior ministry, which said he was accused of fraud.

 

30 May 2018

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