Interpol doesn't issue warrant for Kerimov
13:21, — Politics
Interpol received a request from Belarus asking to arrest Uralkali's co-owner.
The press release posted on Interpol's website says:
“The INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon, France, on 2 September 2013 received a message from Belarusian authorities requesting that a Red Notice be issued for Russian national Suleiman Kerimov. In a separate request on 26 August 2013, the INTERPOL General Secretariat received an earlier request from Belarus requesting that Red Notices be issued against four other individuals linked to the same case. […] No Red Notices tied to any of these requests have been published to date.”
The Belarusian Interior Ministry said on September 3 that Interpol had taken a decision to put Uralkali's major shareholder on the wanted list.
The Investigation Committee of Belarus said on September 2 that Suleiman Kerimov was charged in a criminal case against executives of ZAO Belarusian Potash Company. A custody order was issued against him. Kerimov was put on Interpol's wanted list, the Investigation Committee informed. Kerimov's actions were classified as abuse of power and office (part 4 of article 16 and part 3 of article 424 of the Criminal Code). He may face up to 10 years of imprisonment and confiscation of property, the Belarusian Investigation Committee says.