Poland refuses to extradite Russian Denis Lisov to Sweden

Poland refuses to extradite Russian Denis Lisov to Sweden
Denis Lisov

The court found that Sweden pushed Lisov "to the wall."

A court in Poland decided not to extradite Russian Denis Lisov, who had taken his children out of the Scandinavian country, to Sweden, BBC reports.

The decision of the Polish court says that the warrant for the arrest of Lisov, issued by Sweden, violates his civil rights since Lisov was pushed "to a wall, his children were taken away and the impossible conditions for their return were pushed forward."

In 2017 the Swedish authorities took the children from their father when their mother with schizophrenia was taken to hospital. The guardianship clarified that the man could not cope with the education of their daughters. The children were placed in a foster family of people from Lebanon. In March 2019, Lisov took his daughters, and in April he was detained with them at the airport in Warsaw.

Now Denis Lisov is awaiting consideration of his application for refugee status in Poland. Children are under his care.

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