Event Convergence Alert: Dramatic May 2 showdown between Czech police and Russian officials aboard Aeroflot plane at Prague airport suggests possible Russian link to Czech Republic’s biggest anti-corruption crackdown in 20 years; Czech cabinet tried to prevent extradition of Russian businessman, ordered runway blocked by fuel tanker, but backed down, fearing gunfire exchange; PM Necas travels to Russia a few weeks later, warmly received by Putin, Medvedev
June 14, 2013
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See previous post and related story from last October.
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– The Economist: “Mr Nečas’s Civic Democrats were severely punished [in 2010 election] for suspicious deals and links to murky businessmen.” (source)
– Czech Helsinki Committee Questions Decision to Extradite Alexei Torubarov to Russia Since Asylum Request Did Not Receive “Proper Consideration” (source)