Quite apart from the fact that this Government has no interest extraditing
those guilty of terrorism offences in Northern Ireland ( whom it would then have to go all the trouble of immediately releasing ( this situation reveals something profoundly annoying about Americans.
state and local county prosecutors) seek recourse under the mechanism of Article IV of the Mexican Federal Penal Code because Mexico's domestic law on international extradition prohibits Mexican authorities from extraditing
its citizens in all but the most exceptional circumstances.
He said had Iran not have any hope about extraditing
Khavari, the fugitive banker would have been tried in absentia by now.
The Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights condemned last week the possibility of extraditing
the three Libyans, arguing that they will not receive fair trials and their lives may be put at risk.
HOME Secretary Charles Clarke yesterday won crucial High Court backing for new laws that streamline the process of extraditing
fugitives to other countries.
The Clinton administration created a critical precedent in this respect by arresting and extraditing
Eliziphan Ntakirutimana, an elderly Rwandan pastor accused of participating in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
Los Angeles authorities have traditionally had problems extraditing
murder suspects from Mexico.
But Mexico has long banned extraditing
suspects to countries where they could face the death penalty.