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Mongolian spy chief fights extradition in UK court

A Mongolian spymaster who says he was lured to Britain on false pretenses is due in court to fight extradition on kidnapping allegations.



London: A Mongolian spymaster who says he
was lured to Britain on false pretenses is due in court to
fight extradition on kidnapping allegations.

Bat Khurts, head of Mongolia`s counterterrorism
agency, was arrested at Heathrow Airport in September. He
claims he was invited to London for security talks, only to be
detained.

Khurts is wanted over the kidnapping of a Mongolian
man suspected of murdering a government official there a
decade ago. The suspect was abducted in France in 2003, driven
to Germany and flown back to Mongolia, where he later died.

Khurts` lawyers accuse Britain of "duplicitously
luring" him to his arrest. Britain says it had to arrest
Khurts because Germany had issued a warrant.

Khurts is due at City of Westminster Magistrates`
Court today.

PTI

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