Extradition The official surrender of an alleged criminal by one state or nation to another.

© Moira G. Gallaga


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I wonder why Snowden hasn’t considered a number of African countries, the Guardian graphic shows quite a number of countries in that region don’t have an extradition treaty with the US. However, it isn’t only about the existence of an extradition treaty or not. The absence of an extradition treaty doesn’t guarantee he won’t be turned over. Snowden must be careful in choosing his refuge. If it is to that country’s interest to turn him over to the US, they will do so. Snowden must take into account how much leverage the US has over his potential sanctuary because the Americans will definitely use it to get him back. – Moira G Gallaga©


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