Chechen separatist arrested in Warsaw on international warrantBy AP
Friday, September 17, 2010
Chechen separatist arrested in Poland
WARSAW, Poland — Police in Poland say senior Chechen separatist Akhmed Zakayev who is wanted by Russia has been arrested on an international warrant.
Zakayev was arrested early Friday as he was leaving a house in Warsaw. National police spokesman Mariusz Sokolowski also said he is now being questioned by prosecutors.
Zakayev, who lives in Britain, was in Poland to attend a Chechen conference.
Polish authorities in the past have been supportive of a small but active Chechen diaspora there, but say they were obliged to act on the international warrant.