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Interpol deletes Red Notice issued against Russian client

We act for a prominent Russian businessman, who was accused of large scale fraud and money laundering in the Russian Federation. As a result, our client became the subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice at the request of the Russia Federation. We made detailed submissions to INTERPOL that the allegations against our client were entirely baseless and politically motivated and that any return of our client to the Russian Federation would place him at grave risk of political persecution. In accordance with INTERPOL’s recently announced policy on recognised refugees, we also made submissions on political asylum.

INTERPOL confirmed that the Red Notice was in breach of its rules and accordingly removed the Red Notice in its entirety, noting that all international cooperation via INTERPOL’s channels in this case would also be in breach of INTERPOL’s constitution.

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