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
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`