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Paedophile agrees to be sent back to Britain from Hong Kong

Hong Kong - A convicted paedophile and former competitive ice skater who used the sport to groom young girls has agreed to return to Britain after he was arrested in Hong Kong on an extradition request.

Kim Dotcom calls U.S. a 'bully' as court hearing wraps up

Wellington - Internet mogul Kim Dotcom's marathon extradition hearing ended in New Zealand on Tuesday, edging his four-year battle to avoid being sent to the United States closer to a conclusion.

Mexico extradites drug cartel boss to U.S.

- Mexico has extradited top drug trafficker Cesar Gastelum Serrano to the United States, where he is accused of running a network that smuggles tons of cocaine into the US via Central America, authorities said Sunday.

France refuses extradition of Russian activist Koblyakov

Paris - French judges have rejected a request from Russia for the extradition of Nikolay Koblyakov, an activist and opponent of President Vladimir Putin, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Spanish judge asks Britain again to extradite ETA militant

Madrid - A Spanish judge on Friday asked Britain for the fourth time to detain and extradite a convicted member of the armed Basque separatist group ETA back to Spain.

Kasparov urges France to cancel extradition of Kazakh opponent

Paris - Chess legend Garry Kasparov on Tuesday appealed to French President Francois Hollande to annul a decree to extradite exiled Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia, where he says he faces torture and rights abuses.

France to extradite Kazakh opposition figure to Russia

Paris - The French government has given the green light for the extradition of Kazakh tycoon and opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia, where he is accused of embezzling billions of dollars, his lawyer told AFP Monday.

Ex-FIFA official Warner faces December extradition case

Saint James - Former FIFA executive Jack Warner will face an extradition hearing in December after authorities in Trinidad and Tobago quashed attempts to have the case against him tossed out, officials said Friday.

'El Chapo' faces new U.S. extradition order

- Mexican authorities obtained on Wednesday a new warrant to extradite fugitive drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States, weeks after a judge suspended a similar order.

Trinidad and Tobago to rule Friday on extraditing FIFA official

Laventille - A Trinidad and Tobago magistrate will rule Friday on whether to extradite former FIFA vice president Jack Warner to face charges linked to the corruption scandal sweeping football's governing body.

Switzerland to extradite FIFA's Figueredo to U.S.

Ginebra - Switzerland ruled Thursday that former FIFA vice president Eugenio Figueredo should be extradited to the US, the first suspect facing a forced transfer in the corruption case that has shaken world football.

UK court dismisses Rwandan spy chief extradition case

London - A court in Britain dropped a controversial extradition case against Rwanda's intelligence chief on Monday, leaving him free to return home.

Judge rules fugitive Mexico kingpin to be sent to US

- A Mexican judge has issued an order to extradite fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States -- if he is recaptured after his jailbreak, authorities said Thursday.

Switzerland extradites first of seven FIFA suspects to US

Ginebra - One of the seven FIFA officials held in Switzerland as part of an investigation into massive corruption at football's governing body has been extradited to the United States, the Swiss justice ministry said Thursday.

Swiss extradite war crimes suspect to Bosnia

Ginebra - A former Bosnian Muslim commander has been extradited to Bosnia for suspected war crimes, the Swiss justice ministry said Friday, amid outrage in Serbia which wants him on similar charges.

Switzerland to extradite Bosnian Muslim war crimes suspect

Ginebra - Switzerland on Thursday authorised the extradition of former Bosnian Muslim commander Naser Oric to Bosnia rather than Serbia, which had issued the war crimes warrant for his arrest.

France urges Jordan 'respect' in Paris attack suspect extradition

Amman - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius asked Jordan Sunday to comply with international procedures as it seeks the extradition of the suspected mastermind of a deadly attack on a Paris Jewish restaurant in 1982."I have asked our Jordanian friends...

Italy steel fugitive extradited from Britain

Rome - An Italian fugitive who played a key role in running one of Europe's most polluted steel plants was extradited from Britain on Friday and arrested in Rome.

Brazil arrests Mafioso on run since 1980s

Bras - A crime boss convicted of more than 20 murders and sentenced to life in prison in his native Italy was arrested in Brazil Tuesday after nearly 30 years on the run, police said.

Cambodia deports fugitive Russian tycoon: Official

Phnom Penh - Cambodia on Sunday deported an on-the-run Russian tycoon accused of embezzling tens of millions of dollars in a real estate scam, officials said.

Austria rejects U.S. extradition of Ukrainian oligarch

Vienna - An Austrian court on Thursday rejected a U.S. request to extradite Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash on charges of bribing officials in India.

Bulgarian prison conditions prompt German extradition refusals

Sofia - German courts have declined to hand over inmates to Bulgaria due to concerns over dire prison conditions in the European Union's poorest country, authorities said Monday.

French court refuses Argentina torture suspect extradition

Paris - France's top appeals court on Wednesday ruled against extraditing Mario Alfredo Sandoval, a former policeman wanted by Argentina for torture and rights abuses under the country's military dictatorship.

Greece 'will extradite jihadist' suspect to Belgium

Athens - Greece will extradite to Belgium an Algerian man with suspected links to a jihadist cell dismantled by Belgian security forces last week, a justice source said Tuesday.

Belgium to request extradition of terror suspect arrested in Greece

Brussels - Belgium will request the extradition of a suspect arrested in Greece who could be connected to a jihadist cell smashed by Belgian security forces earlier this week, federal prosecutors said Sunday.

Hunt for Franco's men raises Spanish victims' hopes

Madrid - An Argentine judge has reopened old wounds from Spain's Franco dictatorship by ordering some of his ex-ministers to face justice for alleged killings.

Argentina seeks extradition from Spain of Franco-era ministers

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge has issued arrest and extradition warrants for two ex-ministers of Francisco Franco's regime and 18 others, invoking "universal jurisdiction" for serious rights abuses.

Franco victims' groups hail 'historic' extradition bid

Madrid - Groups campaigning for justice for people tortured and killed under Spain's Franco dictatorship hailed on Saturday an Argentine judge's "historic" move to extradite Spanish former ministers over alleged abuses.

French court authorises extradition of Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov

Lyon - A French court on Friday authorised the extradition of exiled Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia and Ukraine, despite concerns over his safety if the move goes ahead.

Turkey PM seeks cleric's extradition from US

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he will seek the extradition of an exiled cleric he accuses of orchestrating a major corruption scandal against his government from his base in the United States.
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