France refused to extradite the Russian ex-banker.
How Russian nationalist Alexander Potkin was imprisoned, and what awaits Kazakh banker Mukhtar Ablyazov.
The Lyons Court reviewed the Prosecutor General's request to extradite the former head of BTA Bank as well as the former minister of the Moscow region Alexey Kuznetsov to Russia.
Nationalist Alexander Potkin was placed under house arrest in a rented apartment.
The extradition of the banker could have been prevented by the crisis in relations between Russia and Ukraine.
The former head of BTA Bank is accused of embezzling $6 billion.
A judicial war has broken out because of the Russian assets of the disgraced Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov: between the Kazakh BTA Bank, the Russian Deposit Insurance Agency and Mr. Ablyazov himself. While they were fighting, some assets have found new owners.