Spain authorizes extradition of crime boss to Georgia
Spain's National Court on Monday authorized the extradition to Georgia of crime boss Zakhar Kalashov, whom his home country wants to jail for 18 years, judicial sources said, DPA repordet
A Georgian court has sentenced Kalashov in absentia for crimes including the 2000 abduction of a US citizen, whose whereabouts are still unknown.
Kalashov fled to Spain several years ago, and was then arrested in the United Arab Emirates in 2006.
He was extradited to Spain, where he spent four years in preventative custody before being sentenced to seven-and-a-half years for money-laundering.
The National Court rejected Kalashov's argument that his case would not be handled fairly in Georgia.
The court authorized the extradition on conditions including the permission of the United Arab Emirates