Latest Extradition News

Spain won't extradite Venezuela's ex-spymaster to US

Sep. 16, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's National Court on Monday rejected the extradition to the United States of a former Venezuelan military spy chief accused of drug smuggling and other charges. The court released retired Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal, who denies the charges and says that they were politically motivated. He...

Man charged with shooting 3 at Walmart to be extradited

Sep. 13, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Mississippi man accused of shooting two Walmart workers and a police officer won't fight extradition to face murder charges in his home state. Martez Abram appeared in court in Tennessee on Friday on a fugitive warrant. He waived extradition proceedings. The 39-year-old Abram was...

US judge denies bail to ex-Peru president in corruption case

Sep. 12, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge in San Francisco denied bail to former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo in a hearing Thursday that ended with an emotional outburst by his wife, who had to be dragged out of the courtroom after she started shouting at prosecutors. Magistrate Judge Thomas S. Hixson...

Ex-Venezuelan spymaster won't waive extradition to US

Sep. 12, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Venezuela's former military spy chief told a Spanish court on Thursday that he won't waive extradition to the United States, claiming that the drug smuggling and other charges against him are politically motivated. Defense lawyers for retired Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal claimed in the court that...

The rise and fall of former Venezuelan spymaster 'El Pollo'

Sep. 11, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The two intelligence agents scoured the sun-kissed faces of holidaymakers at Madrid's airport until they spotted the 5½-foot bald man. Traveling under a disguised identity, Hugo Chávez's long-time spy chief and one of the U.S.'s most wanted drug fugitives had just landed in Spain...

Lithuanian asks US Supreme Court to clarify extradition law

Sep. 9, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An ex-Lithuanian judge jailed in Chicago is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on her pending extradition to Lithuania, where she faces charges linked to her allegations a pedophile network victimized her 4-year-old niece. A 46-page high-court filing by Neringa Venckiene's...

Protests flare in Hong Kong despite bill's withdrawal

Sep. 6, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong protesters besieged a police station and a subway stop Friday, prompting police to fire tear gas and rubber bullets as new violence erupted despite the government's promise to drop a proposed law that sparked months of demonstrations in the semiautonomous Chinese territory. About...

HK leader says bill withdrawal own decision, not Beijing's

Sep. 5, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Thursday that the decision to withdraw an extradition bill that sparked months of demonstrations in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory was her government's own initiative to break the impasse, and not Beijing's directive. Lam told a news conference that...

The Latest: Lam says decision to end bill was her govt's own

Sep. 5, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 11 a.m. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam says the move to withdraw the extradition bill was her government's own decision, and that it was backed by the Chinese central government. Lam denies making a U-turn on the bill after three...

The Latest: Hong Kong activists appeal for German support

Sep. 4, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 9 p.m. Hong Kong activists are appealing to Angela Merkel for support ahead of the German chancellor's trip to China this week. Merkel's spokesman said Wednesday that the government had "taken note" of an open letter sent by prominent...