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‘He is a free man’: Thailand releases refugee Bahraini footballer after extradition bid dropped

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand on Monday freed a jailed refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia, after Bahrain abandoned its bid to seek his extradition, and immigration officials said he was immediately driven to the airport. A police car believed to be carrying Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al Araibi is pictured as it leaves the Bangkok’s Remand Prison, Thailand, February 11, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha Hakeem Al Araibi, 25, who fled Bahrain in 2014 and received refugee status in Australia, was arrested in November last year at a Bangkok airport while…

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Thailand to free refugee Bahraini footballer after extradition bid dropped

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand will free by the end of Monday a refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia who was arrested more than two months ago, a prosecutor in the case said, after Bahrain abandoned its bid to seek his extradition. A police car believed to be carrying Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al Araibi is pictured as it leaves the Bangkok’s Remand Prison, Thailand, February 11, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha Hakeem Al Araibi, 25, who fled Bahrain in 2014 and received refugee status in Australia, was arrested in November at…

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Meng Wanzhou: US to ‘move ahead with Huawei executive extradition’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada in December US officials have confirmed they plan to pursue the extradition of a senior Huawei executive and are expected to soon file a formal request with Canada. Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was arrested on 1 December in Vancouver at the request of the US. China has accused both the US and Canada of “arbitrarily abusing” their extradition treaty in this case. The US has 60 days to file a formal demand for extradition, a deadline…

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U.S. to pursue extradition of Huawei CFO from Canada

FILE PHOTO: Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s chief financial officer (CFO), is seen in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters December 6, 2018. Huawei/Handout via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday that it will pursue the extradition of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s [HWT.UL] chief financial officer, arrested in Canada in December on allegations that she participated in a conspiracy to defraud banks. Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou faces accusations in the United States that she misrepresented her company’s links to a firm that tried…

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Canada warns U.S. not to politicize extradition cases

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Wednesday warned the United States not to politicize extradition cases, a day after President Donald Trump said he could intervene in the affair of a Chinese executive detained in Canada at Washington’s request. A saleswoman serves customers at a Huawei shop in Beijing, China December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee Freeland also told reporters that a second Canadian citizen could be in trouble in China. Authorities in China are already holding former diplomat Michael Kovrig, who was detained on Monday. China has…

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Canada minister to speak about extradition as China dispute worsens

FILE PHOTO: Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland takes part in a news conference at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, U.S., August 31, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will hold a news conference to discuss extradition procedures on Wednesday, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said he might intervene in the extradition case of Huawei Technologies’ executive Meng Wanzhou. Meng, chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL], is fighting an extradition request from the United States here and faces U.S.…

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Refugee footballer fights extradition to Bahrain

Image copyright Mark Avellino Photography Image caption Mr Al-Araibi claims he will be tortured if extradited A Bahraini footballer is facing extradition from Thailand, despite international calls for his release. Hakeem Al-Araibi, 25, who holds refugee status in Australia, was detained in Bangkok last month on an Interpol warrant put out by Bahrain. He was sentenced in Bahrain for vandalism but denies the charges. Australia, football’s governing body Fifa and rights groups have condemned his arrest as there are fears for his safety if he is sent back to Bahrain.…

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Khashoggi murder: Saudis refuse Turkey extradition request

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr al-Jubeir criticised the way Turkey has shared information with Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has ruled out extraditing to Turkey suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Adel al-Jubeir said: “We do not extradite our citizens.” Just over a week ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded the extradition and on Wednesday a Turkish court issued arrest warrants. Saudi Arabia has charged 11 people with the murder, which took place in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October. Arrest warrants were issued…

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Explainer: How does extradition to the U.S. work?

(Reuters) – The arrest in Canada of a top Chinese technology executive for possible extradition to the United States has roiled markets and cast doubt on a recent U.S.-China trade truce. FILE PHOTO – Meng Wanzhou, Executive Board Director of the Chinese technology giant Huawei, attends a session of the VTB Capital Investment Forum “Russia Calling!” in Moscow, Russia October 2, 2014. Picture taken October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Bibik Huawei Technologies Co Ltd Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, who is also the daughter of the telecommunications company’s founder, was detained…

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U.S. seeks extradition of Huawei CFO over Iran links, court hears

VANCOUVER/LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors want to extradite a top executive of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] to face accusations she covered up links to a company that sold equipment to Iran despite U.S. sanctions, a Vancouver court heard on Friday. Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, 46, is the daughter of the founder of Huawei, which is the world’s largest supplier of telecommunications network equipment and which U.S. intelligence agencies allege is linked to China’s government. She was arrested in Canada on Dec. 1 at the request of…

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