A Russian man who was only named as E1 is being sought to be deported to his native country as the man is being seen as a threat to the national security and also suspected of being involved in a seemingly plot to murder a British based Chechen separatist.
The Home Secretary has been fighting a legal battle to deport the man after the MI5 was reported to have warned her about the potential conspiracy involving E1, to kill Akhmed Zakayev, a Chechen actor turned politician who was granted asylum in the UK.
Before fleeing to UK Zakayev a politician in the breakaway Russian republic was in danger from Chechenya’s pro-Russian president Ramzan Kadyrov is thought to be behind the conspiracy to murder Zakayev.
According to Telegraph’ papers, the MI5 issued a specific warning to judges, telling them that “Kadyrov, has been behind the assassination of several of his opponents and has a blacklist of individuals which also carried the name of Akhmed Zakayev the exiled prime minister of Chechnya.
The home office also told the court that an attack on Zakayev was likely to be carried out by E1 who was acting as the middleman to the plot.
MI5 said that E1 was involved in the murder of a former Kadyrov bodyguard who was shot dead in Austria in 2009.
Even after all this E1 had successfully challenged May’s decision to exclude him in the court of appeal.
E1 who came to UK in 2003 along with his family and claimed asylum citing war in Chechnya was given indefinite leave to live in UK but was refused citizenship but his wife and children were given British citizenship.
His position was changed since 2010 when he went out of the country and was told not to return to the UK and start appeal from inside the country but he arrived at the Heathrow airport where he is believed to have been detained by the security services. The home secretary personally directed that his name should be excluded.
After going through different courts to appeal from within the country his appeal was finally heard and was granted by appeal court judges last month. But the home office is continuing its fight to remove E1 stating any foreign national posing a threat to the country and its public would be removed.
Zakayev had told Sunday Telegraph that there were more Russians in the UK at present than they were in the cold war era.