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UK lawyer says Turkish tycoon extradition part of Erdogan 'pogrom'

London - Lawyers in Britain battling the extradition of a prominent Turkish businessman said Tuesday the case was part of "a state-directed pogrom" by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Egyptian accused of hijacking plane extradited from Cyprus

Apo - An Egyptian man accused of hijacking a plane and diverting it to Cyprus has been sent back from the Mediterranean island to his homeland after a two-year extradition battle, officials said Sunday.

Indian tycoon Mallya makes assets 'offer' to Indian court

London - Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya said Tuesday he had made an "unconditional offer" to an Indian court in a bid to settle fraud charges, as he continues to fight extradition from Britain.

Scotland withdraws arrest warrant for Catalan ex-minister Ponsati

Edinburgh - Former Catalan minister Clara Ponsati, wanted for her role in last year's bid for independence from Spain, had her international arrest warrant withdrawn at a Scottish court on Monday.

UK arrested Turkish businessman on Ankara extradition request

London - Britain said on Saturday it had arrested Akin Ipek, a Turkish businessman accused of links to US-exiled preacher Fethullah Gulen, following an extradition request from Turkey.

US judge OKs extradition of Lithuanian anti-corruption politician

Chicago - A US judge declined Thursday to prevent the extradition of a former Lithuanian judge and political party founder, who accuses her home country's government of corruption in the alleged cover-up of a pedophilia case.

Former Panama leader Martinelli extradited home from US

Panama - Panamanian former president Ricardo Martinelli arrived home Monday after his extradition from the United States to face charges of spying on journalists and political opponents.

US approves ex-Panama president's extradition

Miami - The United States on Friday approved the extradition to Panama of former president Ricardo Martinelli, who faces charges of spying on journalists and political opponents in his homeland, his lawyers said.

Croatia blocks extradition of suspect in Hamas murder

Zagreb - Croatia's top court on Monday blocked the extradition of a Bosnian man to Tunisia over the alleged murder of an aerospace engineer, described by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas as one of its members.

Ex-Panama president to stop fighting extradition from US

Miami - Panama's former president Ricardo Martinelli, currently in a US prison and wanted in his own country on corruption and espionage charges, announced Thursday he would end his fight against extradition.

Puigdemont urges dialogue with Madrid after leaving German jail

Neum - Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont called for immediate "political dialogue" with Madrid to resolve the row over the region's independence bid as he left a German jail on Friday.

Prague extradites Russian hacker to US

Prague - The Czech Republic on Friday said it had extradited a Russian hacker to the United States where he is wanted for alleged cyberattacks on social networks.

Israel prosecutors seek to extradite woman to Australia for abuse trial

Jerusalem - Israeli prosecutors asked a Jerusalem court Tuesday to extradite a woman to Australia over accusations of sexually abusing pupils, after a new psychiatric evaluation determined her fit to stand trial.

Ecuador's 'Pablo Escobar' drug kingpin extradited to US

Bogota - A drug kingpin dubbed Ecuador's "Pablo Escobar" who was under arrest in Colombia was extradited to the United States early Saturday, local officials said here.

Jailed ex-Panama president released from US jail on $1 mn bond

Miami - A US judge has ordered ex-Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli released from prison on a $1 million bail as he fights extradition to his home country, where the former leader faces corruption and domestic espionage charges.

Marathon Kim Dotcom case back in New Zealand court

Wellington - Internet mogul Kim Dotcom's legal case returns to court in New Zealand Monday for what may be the Megaupload founder's final chance of avoiding extradition to the United States.

UK judges block US extradition of alleged hacker Lauri Love

London - British judges on Monday agreed to block the extradition to the United States of a man accused of hacking into thousands of American government computers in a ruling that could set a precedent for similar pending cases.

UK judges block US extradition of alleged hacker Lauri Love

London - British judges on Monday rejected a US request for the extradition of a man accused of hacking into thousands of US government computers, an AFP reporter in the court said.

Puigdemont and the Flemish nationalists: a love story

Brussels - Exiled in Belgium for the last three months, deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has become the darling of nationalists seeking independence for the region of Flanders.

Panama extradites Mexico ex-governor wanted for graft

Mexico - A Mexican ex-governor accused of rampant corruption, Roberto Borge, was extradited from Panama Thursday to face charges at home, joining a long list of governors being prosecuted for graft in Mexico.

Panama to extradite former Mexican governor next week

Panama - Panama is to extradite a former Mexican governor wanted in his home country on charges of corruption next week, the foreign ministry said Friday.

Panama signs off on extradition of ex-Mexican governor

Panama - Panama's government on Friday signed approval for the extradition of a former Mexican governor wanted in his home country on corruption charges, according to the foreign ministry.

Greek court orders extradition of Russian Bitcoin suspect to US

Atenas - Greece's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered that a Russian accused of laundering $4 billion using bitcoin digital currency be extradited to the United States, a court source said.

Jailed Mexican ex-governor fails in appeal against extradition

Panama - Roberto Borge, a former Mexican state governor wanted for corruption and detained in Panama, has failed in a bid to halt extradition proceedings, Panama's Supreme Court said Monday.

Brother of Marseille attacker charged in France

Paris - The brother of a Tunisian man who stabbed two young women to death on the steps of Marseille's main train station was charged with terror offences Friday, judicial sources said.

Moroccan extradited to France over 2015 train attack

Paris - A Moroccan man suspected of helping to plan a 2015 attack on a Paris-bound train has been extradited from Germany to France and charged, a legal source said Friday.

Libyan group declines to extradite brother of Manchester bomber

Tripoli - A Libyan armed group holding the brother of the assailant in the deadly concert bombing in Manchester turned down Thursday a British police request for his extradition."No.

UK asks Libya to extradite brother of Manchester bomber

London - British police investigating the deadly concert bombing in Manchester earlier this year said Wednesday they had requested the extradition of the attacker's brother from Libya.

At Brazil seaside, Italy fugitive awaits court ruling

Canan - With Karl Marx looking on from an image on the wall, convicted killer-turned-novelist Cesare Battisti says tension is high as a Brazilian court prepares to consider his possible extradition to Italy.

Italian fugitive Battisti: Extradition from Brazil 'illegal'

Rio De Janeiro - Convicted killer-turned author Cesare Battisti believes his extradition to Italy from Brazil would be illegal and would endanger his life, he told AFP in an interview.
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