Latest Extradition News

Germany extradites suspect in Bulgarian reporter's slaying

Oct. 18, 2018 5:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say the suspect arrested in the rape and slaying of a Bulgarian television journalist has been extradited to Bulgaria. Bernd Kolkmeier, a spokesman for prosecutors who had jurisdiction in the case, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the suspect was returned to...

The Latest: Missing writer's fiancee says he wasn't nervous

Oct. 12, 2018 6:54 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 1:45 a.m. The Turkish fiancee of missing Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi says he wasn't nervous when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and did not suspect that anything bad would happen to him....

Egypt's president wants Libya to hand over captured militant

Oct. 11, 2018 8:13 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president says he wants a prominent militant captured in Libya this week extradited so that he can be "held accountable." Thursday's comments by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi were the first official word in Egypt on the capture of Hisham el-Ashmawi by a self-styled Libyan military...

China says accusations against alleged spy 'out of thin air'

Oct. 11, 2018 6:37 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday that accusations against an alleged Chinese spy accused of attempting to steal trade secrets from American aviation and aerospace companies were "made out of thin air." Yanjun Xu, an operative of China's Ministry of State Security, was charged Wednesday in Cincinnati,...

Feds: Chinese spy tried to steal US aviation trade secrets

Oct. 10, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese spy who allegedly attempted to steal trade secrets from several American aviation and aerospace companies was charged Wednesday and extradited to the U.S. Yanjun Xu, an operative of the Chinese Ministry of State Security, is accused of recruiting experts who worked at aviation...

Iran summons German envoy over extradition of its diplomat

Oct. 10, 2018 1:04 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's Foreign Ministry has summoned the German ambassador over a German court decision to hand over an Iranian diplomat wanted in Belgium. A German court on Oct. 1 approved the extradition of Vienna-based Assadollah Assadi, who...

German court approves extradition of Iranian diplomat

Oct. 1, 2018 6:12 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court said Monday it has approved the extradition of an Iranian diplomat wanted in Belgium on suspicion he was part of a failed plot to bomb an Iranian opposition rally near Paris. Vienna-based Assadollah Assadi was apprehended in July near the German city of Aschaffenburg on a...

Sheriff: Suspect in Louisiana slaying arrested in Panama

Oct. 1, 2018 4:26 AM EDT

GRETNA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff says a slaying suspect who fled the country has been arrested in Panama. The New Orleans Advocate reported Saturday that Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto says 40-year-old Saleh Omar, of Terrytown, has been charged with second-degree murder. Officials say Omar...

German court approves extradition of Iranian diplomat wanted in connection with Paris bomb plot

Oct. 1, 2018 3:58 AM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — German court approves extradition of Iranian diplomat wanted in connection with Paris bomb plot.

The Latest: Erdogan: Turkish journalist should be extradited

Sep. 28, 2018 7:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the Turkish president's visit to Germany (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says prominent Turkish journalist Can Dundar, who is in exile in Germany, is a convicted spy and should be extradited to Turkey. Erdogan told reporters Friday: "At this...