16 January 2018, Tuesday, 20:23

Interpol refused to look for Kerimov


The Interpol cancelled the international search for the persons, involved in the “potash case”.

The information came from the sources, “familiar with the situation”, Interfax reports.

“The Interpol bureau in Russia received a notification from the organizations head-quarters in Lyon saying that Interpol’s Secretariat General blocked the international search and the demand to detain Suleiman Kerimov and a number of other Russian citizens, involved in the Uralkali’s criminal case”, - one of the agency’s interlocutors said.

The international organization received a request from Belarus for the detention of the co-owner of the Russian company on 11 September.

Belarus’ MIA earlier reported that the Interpol made a decision to proclaim Uralkali’s main shareholder internationally wanted.

On 2 September Belarus’ Investigatory Committee claimed that Suleiman Kerimov was a suspect in the case against the Belarusian Potash Company. The actions of the Russian oligarch are qualified as the organization of power abuse (paragraph 4 of the article 16 and part 3 of the article 424 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus). The articles’ maximum sanction provides for a punishment by imprisonment for up to 10 years and the confiscation of property, they claimed at the Investigatory Committee.