April 10, 1997 |
President Ernesto Samper has raised the stakes in the nation's drug war by calling for an end to the constitutional ban on the extradition of cocaine traffickers and other criminals. The move, which could clear the way for jailed Cali cartel traffickers to be put on trial in the United States, must still be approved by Congress. Analysts say the issue is certain to be the subject of heated debate. U.S.
January 23, 1991 |
A state appeals court on Tuesday blocked the extradition of white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith to Mississippi for a third trial for the 1963 slaying of civil rights leader Medgar Evers. The Tennessee Criminal Court of Appeals said Beckwith could remain in Tennessee while he fights extradition to face a first-degree murder charge. But the court denied bail for the 70-year-old Signal Mountain man.
January 15, 1999 |
The Mexican government has authorized the extradition of accused methamphetamine kingpin Jesus Amezcua to California to face federal indictments, an official confirmed. Mexico seldom extradites its citizens to the United States. Amezcua and two of his brothers were arrested in June, but all Mexican charges against them have been dismissed. Authorities allege that they headed the world's biggest methamphetamine-trafficking operation.
April 2, 2004 |
Haiti's interim government plans to seek the extradition of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide on charges of corruption and rights abuses, Justice Minister Bernard Gousse said. Aristide, who fled Feb. 29 as rebels were reaching the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, the capital, has temporary asylum in Jamaica. Officials there have said he will have permanent asylum in South Africa after that country's elections in two weeks.
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December 2, 1997 |
An armored car driver accused of killing his partner and stealing $300,000 waived extradition Monday and will be returned to California where he faces a possible death penalty. Thomas Wheelock, shackled and unshaven, appeared before a Utah judge just long enough to sign the extradition papers. Wheelock, 20, of San Ramon, is charged with robbing $300,000 from an armored car he was hired to guard, killing his partner in the process.
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April 25, 1989
A drifter held in Nebraska on suspicion of killing a Los Angeles car salesman has refused to be extradited, police said Monday. Yale Booska, 21, was arrested Thursday in Grand Island, Neb., driving the $21,000 sports car that vanished a week ago, along with car salesman Charles Washington, 61, after the two went for a test drive. "Our detectives returned from Nebraska Sunday (but) Booska refused to talk with us and has refused to waive extradition," Los Angeles Police Lt. Richard Iddings said.
March 31, 1986
A federal appeals court today refused to block the extradition of former Mexico City Police Chief Arturo Durazo, attorneys said. Mexican officials want Durazo to stand trial on charges he illegally amassed a fortune by making extortion demands on men under his command between 1976 and 1982. Attorneys for Durazo plan to appeal the decision by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and ask U.S. Supreme Court Justice William H.
August 6, 2008 |
Britain agreed to delay the extradition to the U.S. of a radical Muslim preacher to face charges that he helped set up an Al Qaeda terrorist training camp in Oregon. The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, ruled Monday that Abu Hamza al Masri should not be extradited until judges can examine his case. Britain's Home Office said it would abide by the court's request. U.S. officials accuse Abu Hamza, whose real name is Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, of conspiring to establish a training camp in Bly, Ore. They also say he helped extremists who kidnapped 16 foreign tourists in Yemen in 1998.
July 10, 2003 |
President Nestor Kirchner is considering a decree allowing former military leaders accused of human rights abuses during Argentina's military dictatorship to be extradited for trial, a newspaper said. The measure would allow the government to review on a case-by-case basis extradition requests from countries whose citizens were alleged victims of the so-called dirty war, the daily Clarin said.
January 3, 1992 |
A customer who complicated a botched bank robbery with his antics and would-be heroics will fight extradition to Florida, where he is wanted on bad check charges, officials said Thursday. Because Robert Charles Gregory, 30, refused to return voluntarily, officials here will ask Florida to seek his forced return, said Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Dick Olson.