On October 23, 2019, a Russian businessman and politician Akhmed Bilalov has been detained at his home in Miami by the US Department of Customs and Immigration Services US Homeland Security. The news about his detention has spread around the international media very fast.
Who Is Akhmed Bilalov?
Ahmed Bilalov has an extensive political career. In December 2007, he was elected as Vice Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Krasnodar Territory from the “United Russia” faction. In 2008, he became a member of the Presidential Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Sports in Russia and in December 2009 was appointed First Vice President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Olympic Committee. In 2011, on the personal order of Vladimir Putin, who at that time was the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, Bilalov was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC “Resorts of the North Caucasus”. From 2010 to 2012 he was a senator from the Krasnodar Territory.
Interestingly to mention, neither American nor Russian sides have provided clear information on the causes of the detention. Later on, it was detected that the charges following by the detention of Akhmed Bilalov in Florida were based on fabricated data that the Russian authorities illegally transferred to America for Bilalov’s detention, specifically, the 201st clause of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Exceeding Authority or Official Powers”. It is important to note that it is precisely politicians and businessmen who have ceased to be pleasing to the inner circle of the current president of the Russian Federation are being charged on clause 201. As in the case of Akhmed Bilalov, most of them are detained at the request of Russia and false denunciations that are based on political and kleptographic charges. Arresting businessmen and politicians are no longer a novelty in Russia or elsewhere. But in Russia, they are arrested by masked men armed with machine guns, and they are denied bail. Those who are not jailed are increasingly pressured to return ownership to the state, lest their corporations are stripped of their value.
The fact that the detention of Bilalov in Miami was planned is proven by the fact that within one hour after his detention, world news flooded with almost identical information. With no doubt, it was a pre-agreed and paid placement of a customized release in the media.
During the trial in Miami, a federal judge, after a detailed analysis of all the alleged facts that were illegally provided by the Russian law enforcement agencies to the American authorities, recognized the accusations as unfounded. By order of the federal judge, Akhmed Bilalov was released from custody and all the charges against him in America were dropped.
Akhmed Bilalov became another victim of the Russian political games but the lack of evidence or reasonable accusations brought him back to everyday life.
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