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Quiet funeral held for colorful Russian tycoon

LONDON, May 8 (UPI) -- Boris Berezovsky, the combative Russian tycoon who died in late March in an apparent suicide, was quietly laid to rest Wednesday in a London suburb.

Chechen separatist watched by Interpol

YEKATERINBURG, Russia, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Chechen separatist leader Akhmed Zakayev, arrested by Poland at Russia's request, was freed but remains wanted on terrorist charges in Russia.

Chechen leader arrested, freed in Poland

WARSAW, Poland, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A Polish court released a Chechen separatist a few hours after his arrest, refusing to hold him on a Russian extradition request.

Chechen chief: Poland trampling freedom

WARSAW, Poland, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Polish authorities are trampling on the idea of freedom, said a detained leader of Chechnya's so-called government in exile in Warsaw.

Poland detains exiled ex-Chechen leader

WARSAW, Poland, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- An exiled Chechen leader was detained Friday in Poland where he planned to attend a meeting of Chechens supporting independence for the region, police said.

Poland: Exiled Chechen leader faces arrest

WARSAW, Poland, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Poland said no arrest warrant has been issued for an exiled Chechen separatist, but the leader will be arrested if he visits Warsaw for a Chechen gathering.

Russia asks France about Chechen leader

MOSCOW, June 27 (UPI) -- Russia has asked French authorities for information about a wanted Chechen separatist who is reportedly attending a high-level diplomatic conference.

Putin demands Brits return Zakayev

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, July 20 (UPI) -- The latest development in Russia's battle with Chechen separatists takes place abroad, and is a battle of extradition.

Russia wants Brits to extradite Chechen

MOSCOW, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A senior Russian official complained Wednesday that Britain was ignoring evidence it had provided to extradite a Chechen terror suspect.

Russia protests Chechen's visit to Denmark

MOSCOW, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Russia has urged Denmark to prevent a planned visit by a Chechen envoy, Interfax news agency reported Friday.

Britain grants asylum to Chechen envoy

LONDON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Officials confirmed Saturday that a Chechen envoy supported by actress Vanessa Redgrave was granted political asylum in the United Kingdom.

Britain denies Chechen extradition

LONDON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A London court rejected a Russian request Thursday for the extradition of Chechen envoy Akhmed Zakayev, the BBC reported.
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