Latest Extradition News

Belgian court OKs extradition of Greek far-right lawmaker

May. 07, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A Greek far-right member of the European Parliament arrested last month in Belgium can be extradited to Greece to serve a 13-year prison sentence, the Brussels prosecutor’s office said Friday. The office said Ioannis Lagos has until Monday to appeal...

German man extradited from Senegal to face terrorism charges

May. 06, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German man has been extradited from Senegal to face allegations of membership in an al-Qaida linked extremist group, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Marius A., whose last name was not provided in line with German privacy laws, was arrested upon his...

Italians convicted of left-wing terrorism face French court

May. 05, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — After living in freedom for decades in France, nine Italians convicted of left-wing terrorism for attacks in the 1970s and 1980s appeared in a Paris court Wednesday for an extradition hearing. The hearing is a first step in what could be a two- or...

Harvey Weinstein extradition could face further delays

Apr. 30, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A lawyer for Harvey Weinstein on Friday indicated he will further delay the imprisoned movie producer's transfer from New York to California to face rape and sexual assault charges. Attorney Norman Effman told an Erie County Court judge in Buffalo...

Elderly Italian terrorists surrender in Paris; 1 more sought

Apr. 29, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Two Italians convicted of left-wing domestic terrorism in Italy decades ago turned themselves in to French justice authorities Thursday as part of a decisive operation by Paris and Rome to move ahead on a justice issue that had been stalled since the 1980s. ...

Former members of Italian Red Brigades arrested in France

Apr. 28, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Seven Italians convicted of left-wing domestic terrorist crimes in the 1970s and 1980s, including several former members of the Red Brigades, were arrested at their homes in France on Wednesday, the French presidency said, a development Italy hailed as historic. ...

Greek far-right lawmaker held, awaiting extradition ruling

Apr. 28, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A Greek far-right member of the European Parliament refused Wednesday to be extradited from Belgium to Greece to serve a 13-year prison sentence for being a high-ranking member of a criminal organization, the Brussels prosecutor’s office said. Ioannis...

Japan sets June trial for Americans accused in Ghosn escape

Apr. 28, 2021 00:56 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The trial of two Americans accused of helping former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn escape from Japan while out on bail will open on June 14, the Tokyo District Court said Wednesday. Michael Taylor and his son Peter are accused of hiding Ghosn in a music box...

Greek far-right lawmaker held ahead of likely extradition

Apr. 27, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities on Tuesday took a Greek far-right member of the European Parliament into custody ahead of his likely extradition to Greece to serve a 13-year prison sentence for being a leading member of a criminal organization. The move came after...

Bail denied for man accused in Chicago rapper's 2020 killing

Apr. 26, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man charged in a Chicago rapper's fatal shooting has been denied bail following his recent extradition from Texas to Cook County in the 2020 killing. Demitri Jackson, 20, was recently arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, on a murder warrant related to the...