Cambodia suspends extradition of Russian tycoon
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||13 January 2014|
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January 13, 2014
Russian real-estate tycoon Sergei Polonsky leaves the appeals court after a hearing in Phnom Penh on January 9.
A Cambodian court has suspended a request from Moscow for the extradition of a Russian property developer who is wanted in his homeland for allegedly embezzling millions of dollars.
The ruling on the fate of Sergei Polonsky came during a closed-door hearing in which the 41-year-old businessman also was released after being detained in Cambodia two months ago.
It was not immediately clear whether Polonsky could still face extradition at a later date.
Court officials were not available for comment.
Polonsky was expected to go on trial in Cambodia for allegedly attacking the crew of a boat after a dispute during a New Year's Eve outing in 2012.
Polonsky was charged last year in Russia last year with embezzling more than 5.7 billion rubles – about $175 million – from 80 property investors.
Based on reporting by AP and AFP