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Thais give Russia, US right to extradite hacking suspect

Feb. 20, 2019 8:00 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has accepted a U.S. request that a Russian man who allegedly was in a gang that stole millions of dollars online from bank accounts be extradited to the United States, but the suspect could end up in Russia anyway. A Bangkok court ruled Wednesday that Dmitry Ukrainsky be...

Suspect in Pinochet-era crimes in Sydney extradition hearing

Feb. 19, 2019 10:46 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A woman wanted in Chile on kidnapping charges dating back to Chile's 1973-1990 military dictatorship appeared in a Sydney court on Wednesday for an extradition hearing. Chile's Supreme Court requested the extradition of Adriana Rivas in 2014. The 66-year-old was wanted for her...

Australia police say they didn't know Bahraini was a refugee

Feb. 18, 2019 6:47 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Federal Police did not know a Bahraini soccer player was a refugee who feared persecution in his homeland when the agency alerted Bahrain and Thailand that he was on a flight bound for Bangkok, Australian officials said Monday. Australian Border Force Commissioner...

US immigration officials detain 2 bankers wanted in Ecuador

Feb. 17, 2019 3:43 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two brothers from Ecuador wanted in the South American country on charges that they stole millions of dollars from a now-defunct bank have been detained in Florida by U.S. immigration authorities. William and Roberto Isaias were arrested Wednesday in Miami and detained pending...

Refugee footballer thanks Australian leader for freedom

Feb. 13, 2019 10:13 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A refugee soccer player who was detained in Thailand for three months under threat of extradition to Bahrain shook hands Thursday with Australia's prime minister, whom he credits with securing his freedom. Three days after he was released from a cramped Bangkok cell, Hakeem...

The Latest: El Chapo lawyer vows to appeal conviction

Feb. 12, 2019 2:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the verdict for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's U.S. trial (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A defense attorney for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman says the notorious drug lord's conviction will be appealed. Jeffrey Lichtman said outside a Brooklyn courthouse Tuesday the defense "fought like...

Refugee footballer freed by Thailand returns to Australia

Feb. 12, 2019 7:16 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A refugee soccer player thanked Australians on his return home Tuesday hours after the threat of extradition to Bahrain was lifted and three months after he was detained in Thailand. Hundreds of supporters carrying welcome signs and singing "You'll Never Walk Alone" were waiting...

Bahrain refugee soccer player freed by Thailand, heads home

Feb. 11, 2019 1:03 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A refugee soccer player was freed by Thailand and left on a flight to Australia early Tuesday after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his extradition to Bahrain in a case that has drawn worldwide attention. Thailand had come under great pressure from Australia's government,...

The Latest: Bahrain says it could still pursue refugee

Feb. 11, 2019 5:56 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the release of Bahraini soccer player with refugee status in Australia who was released from Thai detention after extradition request was withdrawn (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Bahrain says that it "reaffirms its right to pursue all necessary legal actions against" a soccer...

Thai prosecutors say they are no longer seeking to extradite refugee soccer player to Bahrain

Feb. 11, 2019 3:23 AM EST
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai prosecutors say they are no longer seeking to extradite refugee soccer player to Bahrain.