US Hypocrisy Exposed: Has A Long History Of Rejecting Extradition Requests
from the dear-obama:-get-over-yourself dept
The US constantly refuses requests to extradite - even where (unlike Russia) they have an extradition treaty with the requesting country and even where (unlike Snowden) the request involves actual, serious crimes, such as genocide, kidnapping, and terrorism. Maybe those facts should be part of whatever media commentary there is on Putin's refusal to extradite Snowden and Obama's rather extreme reaction to it.
New York Times, February 28, 2007:
Washington Post, July 19, 2013: The Guardian, September 9, 2012: [US refuses Bolivia's request to extradite its former CIA-supported president, Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, to stand trial on charges of genocide and other war crimes after de Lozada hires Democratic lobbyists to represent him]
El Paso Times, December 30, 2010:
There may, in fact, be legitimate reasons for refusing extradition requests. But for the US government to act like Russia's decision to give Snowden temporary asylum is some major slap in the face just seems pretty ridiculous in the face of its own actions.