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Moscow seeks UN resolution to speed extradition in terror cases

Russia will this week push for a UN resolution calling for the easier extradition of people associated with terrorists, in an attempt to speed the transfer of the Chechen separatist Akhmed Zakayev from London to Moscow, according to a Foreign Office official involved in the case. Mr Zakayev, spokesman for the Chechen separatist leader, Aslan Maskhadov, was granted political asylum in Britain last November. His anti-Russian statements and promotion of the separatist cause have irritated Moscow. Despite a bungled extradition attempt, Moscow has exerted considerable diplomatic and rhetorical pressure on London, and has labelled Mr Zakayev a terrorist. Full Story

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