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South Africa finalizes treaty to extradite fugitives in UAE

Jun. 11, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa said Friday it has finalized an extradition treaty with United Arab Emirates that would allow it to bring back members of an Indian family accused of involvement in high-level state corruption to face trial. Brothers Ajay, Atul and...

Minnesota man arrested in 49-year-old Chicago-area slaying

Jun. 04, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A 76-year-old Minnesota man has been arrested in the stabbing death of a 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl nearly half a century ago, authorities said Friday. The Naperville Police Department arrested Barry Lee Whelpley of Mounds View, Minnesota,...

New Zealand's top court allows pathway for China extradition

Jun. 04, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's top court on Friday left open the possibility that a man could be extradited to China to face murder charges in a landmark case that has big diplomatic implications. It remains uncertain whether the extradition of Kyung Yup...

EU court provisionally restores immunity for 3 Catalan MPs

Jun. 03, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Three Catalan separatist members of the European Parliament on Thursday applauded a European court ruling to put on hold a decision by the EU's legislative chamber stripping them of their immunity from prosecution. As a result, their immunity has been...

Venezuela asks Spain to extradite leading opposition figure

May. 25, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Venezuela has filed a request to get a prominent opposition activist extradited from Spain to complete the remaining 8 years of a 14-year prison sentence for instigating violence in antigovernment protests and other alleged crimes, The Associated Press learned Tuesday. ...

Weinstein extradition to California faces another delay

May. 24, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's extradition from New York to California to face rape and sexual assault charges faces further delays over paperwork issues raised by his lawyer, the attorney confirmed Monday. Norman Effman said a hearing has been scheduled for...

Alleged drug trafficker extradited to Los Angeles

May. 21, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal authorities arrested an alleged international drug trafficker Friday in Los Angeles after he was extradited from France, prosecutors said. Jose Guillermo Grosso Gamez, 41, of Sinaloa, Mexico, was taken into custody at Los Angeles...

Nebraska suspect in children's deaths waives extradition

May. 19, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man charged in the deaths of his two young children waived extradition from California on Wednesday. Adam Price, 35, appeared at a court hearing in San Mateo County, California. He said little during the hearing,...

Greek extreme right Euro-MP extradited to Greece

May. 15, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Ioannis Lagos, a Greek far-right member of the European Parliament, was extradited to Greece Saturday to begin serving a 13-year prison sentence. Authorities said Lagos was to spend his first night in isolation in the high-security prison of...

US seeks extradition of former head of Honduras' police

May. 14, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The United States has requested the extradition of a former chief of the Honduras National Police on drug and weapons charges, a Honduran government official said Friday. Honduras’ Supreme Court had confirmed receiving an extradition...