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Georgia promises to consider extradition of Chechen warlord

Georgian authorities will consider the extradition of Chechen warlordRuslan Gelayev to Russia in the event he is found and detained in Georgia,the head of the international relations department of the Georgian generalprosecutor's office reported today. According to the official, in November2001, the Georgian general prosecutor's office received data from Russiancounterparts on the possible location of Gelayev in Georgia. However, theGeorgian State Security and Interior Ministries failed to find Gelayev inDecember 2001 and January 2002. In February 2002, the Georgian generalprosecutor's office informed Russian officials that the search for Gelayevcontinued, the Black Sea Press agency reported..