Czechs allow extradition of Ivory Coast national to US

2016-02-25 19:06
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Prague - Czech Justice Minister Robert Pelikan has agreed to extradite an Ivory Coast national to the United States to face weapons charges.

Ministry spokesperson Tereza Schejbalova confirmed the decision on Thursday.

Faozi Abdul Menhem Jaber was one from a group of three who were arrested in Prague 2014 while allegedly trying to sell weapons to undercover US law enforcement agents who pretended to be from a Colombian terrorist group.

But Pelikan refused to allow the extradition of the other two, Lebanon's national Ali Taan Fayad and another Ivory Coast citizen, drawing a strong criticism from the US.

The February 4 move came on the same day that five Czech citizens who went missing in Lebanon in July returned home, leading to speculation that the Czech government did a deal for their release.

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