Denmark Detained Russian Asylum Applicant on Interpol Red Notice

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Friday, January 12, 2018
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
1
Abstract: 

On November 21, 2017, Danish authorities detained Alexander Panesh, who is an attorney for Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, as Panesh was en route from France to Lithuania when his plane landed in Copenhagen. Danish police detained him because he is wanted by the Russian authorities on charges of bribery of public officials, corruption, making false statements in court, and giving false evidence.  Panesh has denied the charges.