Latest Extradition News

Turkey expects 'concrete steps' from US on cleric's return

Dec. 16, 2018 10:25 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister is expressing impatience with the United States for not extraditing a cleric whom the Turkish government alleges masterminded a failed 2016 coup. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said during Sunday that Turkey has demanded the return of 84 suspects from the U.S.,...

Brazilian president orders extradition of Cesare Battisti

Dec. 14, 2018 5:27 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's outgoing President Michel Temer signed a decree Friday ordering the extradition of an Italian communist militant convicted of murder in his home country. The decree was signed one day after Supreme Federal Tribunal Justice Luiz Fux ordered the arrest of Cesare Battisti and said...

The Latest: Pompeo condemns China's detention of 2 Canadians

Dec. 14, 2018 1:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on talks between the U.S. and Canada (all times local): ___ 1:50 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the detention of two Canadian citizens in China is unlawful and is calling for them to be released. China detained the two Canadians this week in apparent retaliation...

Romania rejects request by Turkey to extradite journalist

Dec. 14, 2018 7:31 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian court on Friday rejected a request by Turkey to extradite a Turkish journalist it accuses of terrorism, after prosecutors said the case was political. Turkey wants to try Kamil Demirkaya for links to Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based cleric blamed by Turkey for...

Canada caught between 2 powers, feeling alone in the world

Dec. 14, 2018 1:14 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — First U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Canada on trade. Then Saudi Arabia punished it for speaking up for human rights. Now China has the country in its cross-hairs, detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive on behalf of the United...

Detention of Canadians raises stakes in China-US-Canada row

Dec. 13, 2018 10:54 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China confirmed Thursday that it has detained two Canadian men, raising the stakes in a three-way dispute over a Chinese technology executive facing possible extradition from Canada to the United States. Entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former diplomat Michael Kovrig were taken into custody...

The Latest: Trump says he could intervene in Huawei case

Dec. 11, 2018 7:28 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The latest on the arrest in Canada of Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou. (all times local): 4:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says he would consider intervening in the Justice Department's case against a top Chinese executive if it would be in the interest of U.S....

A Canadian judge has granted bail to a Chinese executive facing possible extradition to the U.S.

Dec. 11, 2018 6:04 PM EST
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian judge has granted bail to a Chinese executive facing possible extradition to the U.S.

Suspect in Rwanda genocide home after Denmark extradites him

Dec. 11, 2018 3:18 PM EST

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A Rwandan teacher accused of participating in the country's 1994 genocide has arrived home to face charges after his extradition from Denmark. Prosecution spokesman Justin Nkusi confirmed the arrival Tuesday of 50-year-old Wenceslas Twagirayezu and said he is considered a key...

Thai court extends detention of refugee sought by Bahrain

Dec. 11, 2018 6:48 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court ruled Tuesday that a soccer player who holds refugee status in Australia can be held for 60 days pending the completion of an extradition request by Bahrain, the homeland he fled four years ago on account of alleged political persecution and torture. Hakeem al-Araibi, who was...