Poland to deport former FSB employee who sought asylum – report

1 June, 12:55 AM
Yemran Navruzbekbekov (Photo:via Agency)

Yemran Navruzbekbekov (Photo:via Agency)

Poland is set to deport former FSB employee Emran Navruzbekov, who sought asylum in the country, as he has been added to the list of individuals deemed a threat to Poland's security, Russian news outlet Agentstvo reported on May 31. 

Navruzbekov was detained at a refugee camp in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship in northern Poland on May 17. Police arrested him for possible breaches of behavior rules in the camp. It is reported that he did not comply with police demands and was aggressive – an allegation he denies.

After the arrest, Navruzbekov was banned from entering the Schengen area for 109 years. He was placed in a center for foreigners in Przemyśl where he awaits deportation. He appealed against the entry ban, which was then reduced to 10 years by the border service officers.

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According to Navruzbebov, he was a member of FSB's counterintelligence unit in Russia’s Dagestan. He crossed the Belarusian border into Poland on foot in 2017 claiming that he was carrying secret documents. He immediately requested asylum, which was denied.

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