Court orders extradition of Chechen man wanted in Russia

A Chechen man wanted in Russia for the alleged murder of five policemen should be extradited from Greece, a court in the northern Aegean ruled on Friday. Amaev Khavazi, 34, was arrested on September 5 while trying to enter Greece illegally. Authorities only realized his identity after taking his fingerprints.

There was an international arrest warrant in his name. He is accused in Russia of being part of an armed group led by autonomist Tarkhan Gaziev and of throwing a hand grenade at two police cars, killing five officers.

Khavazi is to appeal his extradition at the Supreme Court.