Relatives of Uladzislau Chakalau told Belsat that on September 16, he was taken to the Novye Yurkovichi border crossing point to be handed over to Belarusian border guards.
Uladzislau claims that the extradition procedure against him was not carried out.
Uladzislau Chakalau is a citizen of Belarus and Israel. He is a businessman. He is being prosecuted in Belarus for financing demonstrations and tax evasion.
We contacted an acquaintance of Uladzislau, who told us he wanted to cross on foot from Russia to Ukraine. He was detained at the border. This happened about three weeks ago. According to Uladzislau’s friend, the detention was harsh – the Belarusian was beaten and his teeth were broken, and then he was taken to the camp for illegal migrants.
A Russian court has decided to send Chakalau back to Belarus because his Israeli passport is said to have expired.
“In view of the fact that an Israeli passport in the name of Chakalau VI has expired and no evidence has been provided to extend the validity of the passport, the judge considers that Chakalau VI should be deported from the Russian Federation to the Republic of Belarus, “reads the court ruling.
On September 21, a complaint about Chakalau’s extradition to Belarus for criminal prosecution was scheduled. The judge did not consider this to be a valid reason for keeping the Belarusian in Russia.
An acquaintance of Uladzislau also told Belsat that the Israeli consul in Russia had issued a permit for Uladzislau to return to his homeland. This was also considered by the court.
Our source said Uladzislau called him and told him they were taking him to the border. Around 2:30 p.m., he became unavailable.