Monday, August 30, 2010

Thailand to Extradite Viktor Bout to US

An appeals court in Bangkok, Thailand ordered the extradition of Viktor Bout to the United States within three months. Bout, an accused arms trafficker nicknamed “the Merchant of Death,” was indicted by the United States for allegedly selling millions of dollars worth of weapons to Colombian guerilla group FARC. The Bangkok Criminal Court rejected a U.S. request for extradition in August of last year because it considered FARC to be a political movement and not a terrorist movement. Times 23 August 2010)

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