Gusinsky is not to be freed

The head of Media-MOST holding Vladimir Gusinsky could not travel around the world freely, even if Spain finally refused to extradite him to Russia. "Claims that, following Spain's refusal to extradite Gusinsky, he would become a free man able to move unrestrictedly around the world, except to Russia, are untrue," the Russian Prosecutor General's Office has said. "Whatever Spain's verdict is," a prosecutor's representative explained," Gusinsky is still a defendant to be detained and handed over to the Russian judiciary." According to international law, search and detention through Interpol stops if the requesting side withdraws its request, Interfax reports. "The Russian Prosecutor's Office has not dropped its complaint against the Media-MOST chief, and, consequently, his status as a defendant and arrest as a measure against him remain intact," the prosecutor's office said.

We would remind to you that western news agencies reported Gusinsky could be freed on Saturday.

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