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Greek court rejects Turkish extradition request

Greek court rejects Turkish extradition requestATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Turkish extradition request for the second of nine Turkish citizens who were arrested on terror charges in Athens days before a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was rejected by a Greek court Tuesday.



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Autistic UK man accused of hacking FBI wins appeal against extradition to U.S

Autistic UK man accused of hacking FBI wins appeal against extradition to U.SAn autistic British man accused of hacking into U.S. government agencies won his appeal against extradition to the United States on Monday but was told he should be prosecuted in Britain instead. Lauri Love, who has Asperger’s syndrome, is accused of involvement in a series of hacks in 2012 and 2013 into computers at agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. army, the Missile Defense Agency and the Federal Reserve. Charged with multiple offences in three U.S. indictments, he had been facing a life prison sentence in the United States if found guilty, a fate which he has said could lead him to taking his own life.



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Saudi Arabia to seek extradition of corruption suspects

Saudi Arabia to seek extradition of corruption suspectsSaudi Arabia’s public prosecutor has said he will pursue extradition for corruption suspects living abroad as part of a two-month-old crackdown that has already netted princes and tycoons. Evidence is being collected against “fugitives” in order to issue indictments against them and request that foreign governments return them to the kingdom, Saud al-Muajab told Arrajol magazine in an interview published on Thursday. Saudi security forces have rounded up dozens of members of the political and business elite, holding them in Riyadh’s opulent Ritz Carlton hotel on the orders of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.



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Britain arrests Indian tycoon Mallya for extradition

Britain arrests Indian tycoon Mallya for extraditionIndian tycoon Vijay Mallya has been arrested in London following an extradition request from India where he is accused of fraud, British police said on Tuesday. The flamboyant financier, who co-owns Formula One team Force India, appeared in a London court on Tuesday and was granted bail. Mallya fled India in March 2016 owing more than $ 1 billion after defaulting on loan payments to state-owned banks and allegedly misusing the funds.



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Fugitive Mexican ex-governor arrested for graft, awaits extradition

Fugitive Mexican ex-governor arrested for graft, awaits extraditionBy Sofia Menchu GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – A former Mexican state governor on the run from police for more than five months who has come to symbolize corruption within the country’s ruling party was arrested on Saturday night in Guatemala and now awaits extradition. Javier Duarte, wanted on charges of graft and organized crime, was detained in a hotel lobby in the picturesque lakeside town of Panajachel, 80 miles (130 km) west of Guatemala’s capital, the national police said in a statement. Local television footage showed a calm Duarte, formerly governor of Veracruz state, being led by police outside the hotel on Saturday night, his hands cuffed behind his back.



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Mexican court blocks drug lord's extradition to U.S.

Mexican court blocks drug lord's extradition to U.S.A Mexican court has blocked efforts by the foreign ministry to extradite jailed drug lord Hector Beltran Leyva to the United States, judicial authorities said on Wednesday, just a few months after top kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sent north. The Mexico City court granted Beltran Leyva, one of Mexico’s most-wanted drug lords until his capture in 2014, an injunction in his appeal against extradition due to technicalities involving a failure to follow due process. In a statement, Mexico’s federal judicial authorities said the case would return to the original judge, who would begin the process afresh.



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Poland to seek extradition from United States of suspected Nazi commander

Poland to seek extradition from United States of suspected Nazi commanderPoland plans to seek the extradition of an American on suspicion of committing crimes against humanity in the World War Two deaths of 44 Polish villagers, Poland’s government-affiliated history institute said on Monday. The man, identified as Michael K., is suspected of ordering the killings in 1944 in eastern Poland when he was a commander in the Nazi’s SS-led Ukrainian Self Defence Legion, the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) said in a statement.



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Ex-CIA spy held over kidnap avoids extradition from Portugal, will be freed

Ex-CIA spy held over kidnap avoids extradition from Portugal, will be freedBy Andrei Khalip LISBON (Reuters) – A former CIA officer convicted for involvement in the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric in Italy won a last-minute reprieve from deportation from Portugal on Wednesday and will be released, her lawyer said. Sabrina de Sousa, a dual U.S.-Portuguese citizen detained by Portuguese police last week, was already at Lisbon airport to be flown to Italy when the news came through. “She was in the airport this morning to be handed over to Italy, but is no longer there.



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U.S. seeks extradition of ex-Guatemala officials on drug charges

U.S. seeks extradition of ex-Guatemala officials on drug chargesThe United States will request the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti and a former cabinet minister on drug trafficking charges, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala said on Friday. Baldetti has been imprisoned in Guatemala since 2015 on charges of leading a network that defrauded the government of the Central American country along with former president Otto Pérez Molina, who has also been arrested and is awaiting trial.



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Austria detains Ukraine tycoon after extradition ruling

Austria detains Ukraine tycoon after extradition rulingAustria arrested one of Ukraine’s richest men, a fresh twist for the one-time ally of ousted pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych. Gas magnate Dmytro Firtash was taken into custody over alleged links to organised crime in Spain, moments after a Vienna court ruled he could be extradited to the US on corruption charges. Firtash, 51, made money through connections with Russian gas giant Gazprom, and was at one time linked to a former campaign aide of US President Donald Trump.



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