The court hearing on the case of Russian businessman Sergei Polonsky, who has returned from Israel to Cambodia, is expected not earlier than in four months, Polonsky's lawyer Saluxe Long told Interfax on Monday.
"The court hearing on the Russian businessman's case will take place not earlier than in four months. Sergei Polonsky will be under travel restrictions until that moment," Long said.
Long said that in his opinion Cambodia would not extradite Polonsky if Russia sent a relevant request.
"Of course, it is a fact that the Russian court has ruled on arrest in absentia. But there are no documents for extradition because this takes quite a lot of time. Even if such a request arrives, I suspect that Cambodia will ignore the demand for extradition because the level of relations between Russia and Cambodia is not so good that Cambodians implement orders from Moscow unconditionally," the lawyer said.
Meanwhile, Polonsky's partner, British businessman Sergei Vladi told Interfax that Polonsky was currently in Cambodia to which he had returned after treatment in Israel.
"He left Israel. This is a fact. He flew via Thailand. Polonsky got to Cambodia and is transferring his office there. He has gone for treatment. He has received this permit. So no Cambodian authorities are looking for him," Vladi said.
Polonsky has always treated the Russian justice with respect and "has not run" from it, Vladi said. "Sergei has repeatedly emphasized that he is ready to meet, to answer any questions of investigators because he is, first of all, interested in telling the truth," Vladi said.
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