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Julian Assange given permission to marry partner in prison

Nov. 12, 2021 05:27 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been granted permission to marry his partner, Stella Moris, in prison, British authorities say. Assange has been held in London’s high-security Belmarsh Prison since 2019 as he fights a U.S. attempt to extradite him...

Spain to extradite Chávez’s ex-security chief to US

Nov. 10, 2021 14:14 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s National Court decided Wednesday to extradite the former security chief of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez to the United States to face charges of money laundering and belonging to a criminal organization involved in bribes of hundreds of millions of dollars....

US judge approves extradition of former Mexico governor

Nov. 09, 2021 12:50 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A United States federal judge has certified the extradition of a former Mexican governor accused of embezzling millions of dollars in state funds. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will make the final call on sending César Duarte back to Mexico to...

Judge in Mexico orders ex-head of state oil company jailed

Nov. 03, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The former head of Mexico’s state-run oil company has finally been ordered to jail on Wednesday, a year after he was extradited from Spain but offered to turn state’s evidence against other ex-officials. Emilio Lozoya served as director of the...

Miami prosecutors partly dismiss charges against Maduro ally

Nov. 01, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Miami have dismissed several criminal charges against an ally of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro due to assurances they made to Cape Verde over a year ago as part of a rancorous extradition fight. Alex Saab now faces a single...

Dutch woman brought to Virginia to face terrorism charge

Oct. 29, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Dutch woman charged seven years ago with raising money for the Somali terrorist group al-Shabab has been extradited to the U.S. to face trial. Farhia Hassan, 38, made an initial appearance Friday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria after being...

Assange lawyer dismisses US promises over extradition

Oct. 28, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.S. government promises that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would not face harsh prison conditions if he is extradited to face American justice are not enough to address concerns about his fragile mental health and high risk of suicide, a lawyer defending him argued...

US says Assange could go to Australian prison if convicted

Oct. 27, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.S. authorities launched a new battle on Wednesday to make Julian Assange face American justice, telling British judges that if they agree to extradite the WikiLeaks founder on espionage charges, he could serve any U.S. prison sentence he receives in his native Australia. ...

Spanish court rules to extradite Venezuela spy chief to US

Oct. 20, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court on Wednesday ordered the extradition of a former Venezuelan spy chief to the United States where he is wanted on charges of drug trafficking and belonging to a terror organization. Retired Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal, who for more than a decade...

Mother of Taiwan slay victim blasts Hong Kong authorities

Oct. 20, 2021 03:49 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong mother whose daughter was killed in Taiwan in 2018 on Wednesday lambasted authorities in the Chinese city for letting the man who confessed to the crime walk free, while Hong Kong blamed self-ruled Taiwan for “political manipulation” in the case. ...