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  • BREAKING NEWS: Democrat chairwoman RESIGNS

    07/24/2016 2:39:02 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 24, 2006 | By Khaleda Rahman
    Full Title: BREAKING NEWS: Democrat chairwoman RESIGNS hours before Clinton convention. Email hack revealing how party conspired against Sanders forces Debbie Wasserman Schultz to quit Democratic party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has stepped down following Bernie Sanders' call for her resignation in the wake of a humiliating Wikileaks email hack that exposed her bias and showed the party had conspired against the Vermont senator. Party officials took part in crisis talks on Sunday afternoon - the eve of the party's national convention in Philadelphia - over mounting calls for Wasserman Schultz's resignation. The controversy exploded over the weekend, prompted in...
  • Erdogan targets more than 50,000 in purge after failed Turkish coup

    07/19/2016 12:51:23 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    reuters ^ | Humeyra Pamuk and Ercan Gurses
    Turkey vowed to root out allies of the U.S.-based cleric it blames for an abortive coup last week, widening a purge of the army, police and judiciary on Tuesday to universities and schools, the intelligence agency and religious authorities. Around 50,000 soldiers, police, judges, civil servants and teachers have been suspended or detained since the coup attempt, stirring tensions across the country of 80 million which borders Syria's chaos and is a Western ally against Islamic State. "This parallel terrorist organisation will no longer be an effective pawn for any country," Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, referring to what the...
  • Top officers at Incirlik Air Base arrested in Turkey coup attempt

    07/18/2016 10:16:48 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | Jul 17, 2016 | Umar Farooq
    The top military official at Incirlik Air Base has been arrested, along with other officers at the base Though the base reopened for air operations Sunday after a 24-hour closure, official media reported the arrest of the top Turkish military official at Incirlik, Gen. Bekir Ercan Van. Van was among 10 soldiers arrested at the base, In a rally Saturday, Erdogan publicly addressed President Obama, saying Gulen must be turned over to Turkey, and another official, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, said failure to do so was tantamount to an act of war. Labor Minister Suleyman Soylu said he believed Washington...
  • Turkey threatens WAR with America over cleric blamed for masterminding failed coup

    07/16/2016 6:51:49 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 76 replies
    Express UK ^ | 6-16-2016 | Nick Gutteridge
    In an astonishing and reckless attack on the US the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that the country considers itself at war with any nation that stands by the US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen. He said: "Any country that protects Fethullah Gulen will be an enemy to Turkey." Moderate cleric Gulen, who lives in Pennsylvania, has been a constant scapegoat for Erdogan who has accused him of trying to establish a “parallel state” to rival his own fiefdom. The statement by Mr Yildirim will be seen as a thinly veiled threat to America to give up Gulen, who lives...
  • Gülenists in Turkey cooperating with Israel’s Mossad, Erdoğan says

    01/31/2015 7:13:22 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies
    Hürriyet ^ | January/31/2015
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erodogan said Jan. 31 that the Gulenists in the country, which he dubs “the parallel structure,” have joined forces with the Israeli intelligence service. “The sincere people backing this parallel structure should see with whom this structure is cooperating with,” Erdogan said, while addressing a meeting of the All Industrialist and Businessmen’s Association (TUMSİAD) in Istanbul. “Shame on them if they still cannot see that this structure is cooperating with the Mossad,” he said. Erdoğan accuses the followers of the U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gulen for illegal wiretappings and a “coup attempt,” starting from the revelation...
  • Erdogan calls on US to extradite Pennsylvania-based cleric after failed Turkey coup

    07/16/2016 2:12:23 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2016
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the U.S. Saturday to extradite a Muslim cleric living in Pennsylvania following a failed military coup. In a televised speech Saturday night, Erdogan said Turkey had never refused any request by the U.S. to extradite “terrorists” and invoked Washington and Ankara's relationship as "strategic partners" in an effort to force the return of Fethullah Gulen. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday the Obama administration would entertain an extradition request but Turkey would have to prove wrongdoing by Gulen.
  • Ex-CIA Officer Facing Imprisonment Says Hillary Clinton Is Partially to Blame

    06/13/2016 2:21:06 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Vice News ^ | 13 June 2016 | Katie Engelhart and Jason Leopold
    A former CIA counterterrorism officer who is set to be extradited to Italy where she faces a four-year prison sentence in connection with the rendition of a suspected terrorist that took place in Milan in 2003 said Hillary Clinton is partially to blame for her ordeal. Sabrina De Sousa, two-dozen other CIA officers, and an Air Force colonel were convicted in absentia in 2009 in Italy on kidnapping and other charges in connection with the abduction of Osama Mustapha Hassan Nasr, better known as Abu Omar, a radical Egyptian cleric whose fiery anti-American speeches in the immediate aftermath of 9/11...
  • Mexico OKs extradition of drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman to US

    05/20/2016 1:36:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2016 4:27 PM EDT | Mark Stevenson
    Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department ruled Friday that the extradition of convicted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States can go forward. The process can still be appealed, meaning it could be weeks or months before the Sinaloa cartel leader may be sent to the U.S., where he is wanted in multiple jurisdictions on charges related to drug trafficking and organized crime. Guzman’s lawyers now have 30 days to appeal the decision, and they have said they will. …
  • Will (Romanian hacker) Guccifer Upend Hillary?

    04/09/2016 2:00:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 8, 2016 | Roger L Simon
    After several years of incarceration in his native Romania, Marcel Lazar Lehel, aka Guccifer, has finally arrived this week in Alexandria, Virginia, to face nine charges of computer hacking. Guccifer, it will be recalled, is the one who revealed the presence of Hillary Clinton's private server through his hacking of Sidney Blumenthal's email account. Catherine Herridge and Pamela K. Browne of Fox point out the interesting timing of his extradition: Romanian media have reported the [FBI] request came on or about Dec. 29, 2015. That would have been shortly after the intelligence community's identification of emails beyond "top secret" on...
  • Polish prosecutors drop push to extradite wanted director Roman Polanski to the US

    11/27/2015 9:06:55 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 27, 2015 | ·Associated Press
    WARSAW, Poland – Poland will not extradite Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski to the U.S. in an almost 40-year-old case after prosecutors declined to challenge a court ruling against it. Prosecutors in Krakow, who had sought the extradition on behalf of the U.S., said Friday they found the court's refusal of extradition to be "right" and said they found no grounds to appeal it.
  • 15 Islamist Kurds suspected of planning attacks arrested across Europe

    11/15/2015 9:57:57 PM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    World 15 Islamist Kurds suspected of planning attacks arrested across Europe 12/11/2015 BARCELONA, Spain - Radical Kurdish cleric "Mullah Krekar" and 14 other Iraqi Kurds were arrested across Europe on Thursday in a coordinated police swoop on Islamist militants planning attacks, Italian media reported. The Corriere della Sera newspaper said the suspects were arrested in countries across Europe in collaboration with police from Italy, the UK, Norway, Finland, Germany and Switzerland. A non-Kurd, a man from Kosovo, was also arrested. Among the suspects picked up for links to the Islamic State group (ISIS), seven were arrested in Italy, four...
  • Mulla Krekar: Only ISIS can fulfill Muslim ‘ambitions and dreams’

    03/14/2015 4:05:31 AM PDT · by piasa · 12 replies
    By RUDAW ^ | 5/2/2015
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Only the Islamic State (ISIS) can “fulfill our ambitions and dreams,” said firebrand Kurdish cleric Mulla Krekar, who was recently freed from a Norwegian jail. “The Islamic State is not something strange; it is the only element that can fulfill our ambitions and dreams,” he said in an Al Jazeera interview. The 58-year-old preacher added that all Muslims calling for resistance to the extremist Sunni ISIS “Caliphate” are “cowards,” and accused them of following orders from the United States and Shiite Iran. He called upon ISIS to appoint someone “with the courage to fight the infidels...
  • Report: Clinton State Dept Pulled Strings for Menendez in Pay-to-Play Deal with Dem Donor

    03/13/2015 12:11:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/17/14
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, her Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, and Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) supported a visa waiver for the daughter of a fugitive Ecuadorian banker in exchange for significant campaign contributions to the Democratic Party. On Tuesday, NBC 4 New York reported that Menendez, with express written support from Clinton, intervened on behalf of Estefania Isaías, who was banned from traveling to the U.S. due to accusations of visa fraud. Isaías is the daughter of Roberto Isaias, who lives in Miami and is currently fighting extradition to Ecuador for banking crimes and under investigation for...
  • Matt DeHart's quest for asylum is over: Canada delivers alleged hacker to U.S. agents

    03/01/2015 5:03:58 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 5 replies
    National Post ^ | March 1, 2015 | Adrian Humphreys
    Matt DeHart, a former American soldier who sought asylum in Canada claiming torture by U.S. agents probing Anonymous hackers and WikiLeaks, was taken from his Ontario prison cell Sunday morning and delivered to U.S. agents at the border. Mr. DeHart, 30, was allowed to make a quick phone call en route to his parents, who are living in Toronto facing their own removal order, said his father, Paul. “He was peaceful and in good health,” Paul DeHart said in an interview but the family remains deeply worried. “We are concerned about Matt’s safety as he transits,” he said. “We said...

    05/19/2006 7:14:48 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 43 replies · 3,170+ views
    AKI | May 23, 2005 | AKI
    Baghdad, 23 May (AKI) - The number two of the al-Qaeda network, Ayman al-Zawahiri, visited Iraq under a false name in September 1999 to take part in the ninth Popular Islamic Congress, former Iraqi premier Iyad Allawi has revealed to pan-Arab daily al-Hayat. In an interview, Allawi made public information discovered by the Iraqi secret service in the archives of the Saddam Hussein regime, which sheds light on the relationship between Saddam Hussein and the Islamic terrorist network. He also said that both al-Zawahiri and Jordanian militant al-Zarqawi probably entered Iraq in the same period. "Al-Zawahiri was summoned by Izza...

    01/30/2015 12:18:29 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 25 replies ^ | January 30, 2015 | Sylvia Longmire
    Mexico’s drug war was completely rocked in February 2014 after news broke of the arrest of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, the notorious long-time head of the Sinaloa cartel and arguably the most wanted man in the Western Hemisphere. But despite the U.S. government’s deep desire to prosecute and incarcerate Guzmán in the United States, Mexico’s attorney general announced the kingpin would not be extradited. Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam told the Associated Press, “I could accept extradition, but at the time that I choose. ‘El Chapo’ must stay here to complete his sentence, and then I will extradite him.”...
  • British man charged with hacking Federal Reserve

    02/27/2014 7:46:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 27, 2014 4:17 PM EST | Larry Neumeister
    A British man accused of hacking into U.S. government computer networks was charged in a new indictment unsealed Thursday with infiltrating the Federal Reserve’s computers. Lauri Love, 28, of Stradishall, England, was charged with computer hacking and aggravated identity theft, which carry a potential penalty of up to 12 years in prison. He initially was arrested in Great Britain in October and released on bail after he was charged under a United Kingdom law that permits the arrest of anyone who starts attacks from the U.K. on computers anywhere in the world. …
  • Latvia to extradite computer hacker suspect to US

    08/06/2013 5:52:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 6, 2013 8:39 AM EDT
    Latvia’s government has approved the extradition of a man accused by the United States of helping create a virus that affected over a million computers worldwide and allowed hackers to steal millions of dollars from bank accounts. Deniss Calovskis was accused by U.S. authorities in January of participating in a conspiracy to infect computers with a virtually undetectable virus that intercepted and sent out sensitive data such as bank account numbers and passwords to unauthorized users. …
  • Moscow says no Snowden extradition request from U.S.

    07/26/2013 1:20:40 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 3 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 07/26/2013 | Liu
    MOSCOW, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Russia has not received extradition request for fugitive U.S. intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden from the United States, the Justice Ministry said Thursday. The ministry did receive a letter from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder explaining some aspects of the U.S. position on the status of Snowden, the Interfax news agency quoted the ministry as saying in a statement. "This document did not contain requests for the extradition or deportation of this individual," the statement said. Russian business daily Kommersant reported earlier that Washington has sent an official document to Moscow requesting Snowden's extradition. U.S. ambassador...
  • Moscow says no Snowden extradition request from U.S.

    07/25/2013 9:16:59 PM PDT · by Rabin · 37 replies ^ | 2013-07-26 02:57:00 | staff
    Russia has not received extradition request for Snowden from the United States, the Justice Ministry said Thursday. The ministry did receive a letter from Eric Holder explaining some aspects of the U.S. position on the status of Snowden... The "document did not contain (a) request for the extradition or deportation of this individual," the statement said.
  • U.S. Fails In Extradition Bid, Decides Against Appeal

    07/01/2013 1:20:17 PM PDT · by wirenewsco · 6 replies
    WireNews+Co ^ | 07/01/2013 | WireNews+Co
    As reported by WireNews+Co last week, the United States of America failed in its attempt to extradite, to New Hampshire, an American citizen sought in connection with obtaining a false passport in 1997. In February 2013 the requested person was arrested in the United Kingdom after the United States had accused him of the offence of applying for the renewal of the passport. But in June 2013 the Senior District Judge at Westminster Magistrates' Court in the City of London discharged the U.S. extradition request on the grounds of double-jeopardy. Malcolm Hawkes represented the requested person, who had already been...
  • Newly release book The Spin Doctor

    02/11/2013 12:37:06 PM PST · by LookingUp · 9 replies
    Facebook ^ | Jan. 2013 | Kirk Mitchell
    When Kurt Sonnenfeld calls police to report his young, beautiful wife is dying with a bullet in her head, he alleges she shot herself. Police think otherwise.
  • Germany launches Nazi war crimes probe against Philadelphia man

    09/23/2012 11:51:46 AM PDT · by nicmarlo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2012 Sept 23 | AP
    BERLIN – Germany has launched a war crimes investigation against an 87-year-old Philadelphia man it accuses of serving as an SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp, The Associated Press has learned, following years of failed U.S. Justice Department efforts to have the man stripped of his American citizenship and deported. Johann "Hans" Breyer, a retired toolmaker, admits he was a guard at Auschwitz during World War II, but told the AP he was stationed outside the facility and had nothing to do with the wholesale slaughter of some 1.5 million Jews and others behind the gates. The special German...
  • Immigration powers used to hold al-Qaeda kingpin in jail

    10/20/2006 1:16:03 AM PDT · by Mrs Ivan · 1 replies · 380+ views
    The Times ^ | October 20, 2006 | Sean O’Neill
    BRITAIN has resorted to detaining as an illegal immigrant a man regarded as one of al-Qaeda’s most dangerous terrorists. Abu Doha, whose various aliases include “The Doctor”, has been in Belmarsh highsecurity jail for almost six years facing extradition to the United States on charges of running a jihad training camp in Afghanistan and plotting to blow up Los Angeles airport. But the US has been forced to drop the case against him after an informer refused to give evidence. A British judge described the extremist network created by Abu Doha as “one of the most significant groups of terrorists...
  • 'Piracy' student Richard O'Dwyer loses extradition case

    01/13/2012 8:37:55 PM PST · by BlazingArizona · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/13/12
    A Sheffield student can be extradited to the US to face copyright infringement allegations, a judge has ruled. Richard O'Dwyer, 23, set up the TVShack website which US authorities say hosts links to pirated copyrighted films and television programmes. The Sheffield Hallam University student lost his case in a hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court. If found guilty in a US court he could face up to five years in jail.
  • Portugal court refuses to send US fugitive home

    11/18/2011 5:50:57 AM PST · by nuconvert · 4 replies
    A Portuguese court has denied a U.S. request for the extradition of captured American fugitive who spent 41 years on the run in a journey that took him across three continents, and included the brazen 1972 hijacking of a jet from America to Algeria.
  • China Arrests Its Most-Wanted Fugitive After Canada Deports Him (8 co-conspirators already executed)

    07/24/2011 12:40:05 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/23/11 | IAN JOHNSON and MICHAEL WINES
    BEIJING — In a closely watched case that could affect Chinese citizens in other Western countries, state security officials arrested China’s most-wanted fugitive on Saturday after Canadian authorities deported him, ending more than a decade of attempts to escape imprisonment here. The former fugitive, Lai Changxing, 53, is suspected of leading a corruption ring that caused a major government upheaval in the late 1990s, touching the man widely expected to be chosen next year to lead China, Vice President Xi Jinping. Mr. Lai is accused of overseeing a smuggling ring from Xiamen, a coastal city opposite Taiwan, that netted as...
  • Gain from Headley bargain: Watertight case against Lashkar

    03/19/2010 2:30:00 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 1 replies · 233+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 19 March, 2010 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: The agreement between David Coleman Headley and US authorities, under which he pleaded guilty to being part of the 26/11 plot in order to dodge the death sentence and extradition to India, has considerably abated the fear here that the Americans would let off Headley aka Daood Gilani, a suspected "double agent", lightly. It also marks a big boost to New Delhi's efforts to expose Pakistan's propaganda to project Lashkar as a group focused on J&K. Details of the "guilty" plea made by Headley validate India's claims about the Lashkar leadership masterminding 26/11, and suggest that the American...
  • US sheriffs struggle with high extradition costs

    08/25/2010 4:14:24 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 1 replies
    .ap ^ | Aug 24 | GREG BLUESTEIN
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Authorities in Michigan's Genesee County were jubilant when Atlanta police arrested a suspect in a spate of serial stabbings that left five people dead. They weren't so thrilled about picking up the tab to get him back. Extradition has long been a sore spot for sheriffs who contend state and federal authorities should pay more of the costs to return fugitives. Now economic troubles and budget deficits are forcing prosecutors and sheriffs to make tough decisions about who will face prosecution and who will remain free.....
  • Switzerland won't extradite Polanski to the U.S.

    07/12/2010 5:33:28 AM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 41 replies
    MSNBC ^ | July 12, 2010 | news services
    GENEVA — Switzerland said Monday that it won't extradite Roman Polanski to the United States for sentencing on a charge of unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl. The Oscar-winning director of "Rosemary's Baby," "Chinatown" and "The Pianist" was accused of plying his victim with champagne and part of a Quaalude during a 1977 modeling shoot and raping her. He was initially indicted on six felony counts, including rape by use of drugs, child molesting and sodomy, but pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful sexual intercourse. What happened after that is a subject of dispute. The defense says the now...
  • Private Investigator: Joran Van der Sloot went to Peru with $25,000 from FBI extortion sting.

    06/09/2010 11:39:27 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 40 replies · 164+ views
    Fox News & AP ^ | 6/10/2010 | Fox News
    A private investigator who helped build an extortion case against Joran Van der Sloot says the young Dutchman should have been arrested before he went to Peru. Bo Dietl says FBI agents recorded a meeting last month in Aruba where Van der Sloot requested money from a lawyer for the family of Natalee Holloway in exchange for information about her 2005 disappearance.
  • Calif. Mom Finds Missing Children Using Facebook

    06/08/2010 8:33:24 AM PDT · by MissTed · 65 replies · 199+ views
    AP ^ | 6/5/10 | Staff
    A Southern California mother whose two children were reported missing 15 years ago has tracked them down in Florida using Facebook. The children's father, Faustino Utrera, took off with them in 1995 when they were ages 2 and 3, said San Bernardino Deputy District Attorney Kurt Rowley. The mother had found her daughter's Facebook profile after searching for her name on the social networking site in March, Rowley said. An official said Saturday that the now 17-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy have been placed in the custody of the state of Florida. "You can imagine the feelings she's having, not...
  • Lawyer to appeal Somali terror suspect's extradition from Netherlands to Minneapolis

    06/01/2010 12:58:11 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 162+ views ^ | 6/1/10 | AP
    A Somali terror suspect's lawyer said Tuesday he will appeal a Dutch court's ruling that his client can be extradited to the U.S. Rotterdam District Court ruled that Mohamud Said Omar can be sent to Minneapolis, where he is wanted for allegedly providing money to the Somali group al-Shabab that was used to buy weapons. Omar's lawyer Bart Stapert told The Associated Press in an e-mail that Omar was disappointed by Monday's decision and he plans to appeal the extradition to the Dutch Supreme Court, a process likely to take months.
  • Roman Polanski petition circulating at Cannes

    05/16/2010 11:25:21 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 7 replies · 551+ views
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 05/16/2010 | Stuart Kemp
    CANNES -- To sign or not to sign is the big question at this year's Festival de Cannes, and there's not a deal memo in sight. But then a petition in support of director Roman Polanski, who is under house arrest in Switzerland in connection with a 33-year-old sex scandal, is always going to set tongues wagging. The Croisette-pounders have even more to buzz about following new allegations Friday by British actress Charlotte Lewis that she was sexually abused by Polanski in 1982 when she was 16. Just hours before Lewis made the claim at a news conference in Los...
  • British actress says Roman Polanski forced her to have sex with him in 1982 when she was 16

    05/14/2010 2:03:37 PM PDT · by FTJM · 25 replies · 1,657+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 15, 2010 | Richard Winton
    A British actress took center stage in the Roman Polanski case on Friday, holding a press conference to say the famed director forced her to have sex with him when she was 16 years old. Charlotte Lewis, who appeared in Polanski's 1986 film "Pirates," told reporters that the Oscar-winning director "forced himself" upon her in 1982 in Paris as they worked on the film. Lewis did not report the incident at the time in 1982, and it's unclear why she chose to hold a press conference now. Lewis, now 42, alleges the incident occurred in a Paris apartment. The legal...
  • Roman Polanski hit by fresh sex allegations (16-yo British actress, now 42, claims forcible rape)

    05/14/2010 2:00:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,324+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/14/10 | AFP
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Fugitive filmmaker Roman Polanski was hit by fresh sex crime allegations Friday by a British actress who claimed the director "forced himself" upon her just after her 16th birthday. Polanski, who is fighting extradition to the United States to face sentencing in his 1978 child sex case, was accused by actress Charlotte Lewis, 42, of abusing her at his apartment in Paris nearly 30 years ago. In a press conference at the Beverly Hills offices of attorney Gloria Allred, Lewis said she was speaking out to counter suggestions from Polanski's legal team that his earlier case...
  • Actress Claims Polanski Sexually Abused Her (Gloria Allred Alert)

    05/14/2010 12:09:08 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 43 replies · 1,613+ views
    TMZ ^ | 05/14/2010 | TMZ Staff
    A woman has come forward claiming Roman Polanski abused her over 25 years ago -- when she was 16 years old ... 4 years after Polanski fled the U.S. Charlotte Lewis -- who co-starred with Eddie Murphy in "The Golden Child" -- was front and center at a Gloria Allred news conference that ended a few minutes ago ... claiming she has now told authorities her story.
  • Polanski: "I Can Remain Silent No Longer!"

    05/02/2010 8:05:03 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 22 replies · 1,163+ views
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | Nikke Finke
    Film director Roman Polanski today broke his silence first the time about his Swiss arrest and pending extradition back to Los Angeles. He released this statement to the news media through his Paris friend and author Bernard-Henri Lévy, director of the French magazine La Règle du Jeu: Throughout my seven months since September 26, 2009, the date of my arrest at Zurich Airport, where I had landed with a view to receiving a lifetime award for my work from the representative of the Swiss Minister of Culture, I have refrained from making any public statements and have requested my lawyers...
  • Polanski Fails in Bid to Block Extradition

    04/24/2010 8:03:22 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 12 replies · 607+ views
    NY Times ^ | 04/23/10 | MICHAEL CIEPLY
    The director Roman Polanski failed in his latest attempt to block his extradition to the United States from Switzerland, where he is under house arrest, and end the 33-year-old case against him for having sex with a minor. In a decision on Thursday, a California appeals court denied a request to end the proceedings by sentencing him to time already served, despite Mr. Polanski’s assertions that new evidence showed hitherto undisclosed corruption in the case....
  • Polanski Begs Obama for Mercy

    04/21/2010 4:21:13 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 33 replies · 792+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 04/21/10 | Eric Pape
    Why did French President Nicolas Sarkozy hand-deliver a letter last week to President Obama from fugitive director Roman Polanski asking for leniency? Eric Pape on Polanski’s private plea for clemency. In an astonishing act of backroom international diplomacy, French President Nicolas Sarkozy hand-delivered a letter from fugitive Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski to President Barack Obama last week on the sidelines of the international anti-nuke proliferation summit in Washington, according to a small and little-noticed article embedded in the prestigious French political magazine, L’Express. Talk about dropping a stink bomb. The Polanski letter, which is not directly quoted in L’Express’ article,...
  • Dutch court asks US for more details in extradition case of Somali suspected of terror links

    03/09/2010 7:57:04 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 1 replies · 73+ views ^ | 3/9/10 | MIKE CORDER , Associated Press
    A Dutch court has taken the unusual step of asking U.S. authorities for more information about the case of a Somali man wanted in Minneapolis for allegedly aiding an Islamist terror group, his lawyer said Tuesday. Mohamud Said Omar, 44, is fighting his extradition from the Netherlands to the United States for allegedly providing money to the Somali group al-Shabab that was used to buy guns. Omar's lawyer Bart Stapert said the ruling, issued in writing by Rotterdam District Court on Monday, threw into doubt whether Omar will ever be extradited.
  • California Justices Hear Arguments in Polanski Case

    12/15/2009 11:09:10 PM PST · by KingofZion · 6 replies · 305+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 10, 2009 | Michael Cieply
    Speaking before a courtroom packed with reporters and camera crews, Chad Hummel, a lawyer for Mr. Polanski, called his treatment by the California courts and prosecutors “a really remarkable, astonishing record of misconduct.” *** Prosecutors, of course, saw it differently. “Do we want to say to him and to every defendant that flight is a remedy?” said Phyllis Asayama, a lawyer with the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Ms. Asayama insisted that a 100-year-old doctrine of fugitive disentitlement, under which those who flee are stripped of rights to challenge the law, would have no meaning if Mr. Polanski were...
  • Polanski's victim asks court to dismiss case, filing says she wants to be left alone

    10/26/2009 11:54:50 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 19 replies · 903+ views
    AP via ^ | 10/27/09 | Anthony Mccartney
    Polanski's arrest has caused his victim health problems and job worries, and she just wants to be left alone, her attorney wrote in a court filing. Attorney Lawrence Silver urged a California appeals court to dismiss the criminal case against the "Chinatown" director. The filing with the Second District Court of Appeal on Friday said Samantha Geimer and Silver have received nearly 500 media calls seeking comment since Polanski was arrested in Switzerland on Sept. 26. Geimer, who long ago identified herself publicly, and her family have to contend with such pressure whenever Polanski is in the news, the six-page...
  • Polanski Might Not Fight Extradition

    10/23/2009 10:30:26 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 9 replies · 355+ views ^ | Oct 23 2009 | John Nolte
    The 76 year old child-rapist is pretty much out of options. The court battle over extradition could take years, and with no hope of bail that means those years would be spent in prison. If he then loses that fight he’ll still have to face whatever penalty awaits him here in the States. At his age, there aren’t many years to waste. Taking his chances here is probably the wise move.
  • US asks for Polanski's extradition

    10/23/2009 5:36:28 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 3 replies · 532+ views
    Nine News ^ | October 23, 2009
    The United States has formally asked Switzerland to extradite detained Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski over a three-decades-old child sex case, Swiss authorities say. "The US Embassy in Bern submitted the formal extradition request to the Federal Office of Justice on 22 October 2009, within the deadline of 40 days stipulated under the bilateral extradition treaty," the Swiss Federal Office of Justice said in a statement on Friday. The request will now be forwarded to the canton of Zurich, where Polanski was detained upon his arrival on September 26 to collect an award at the city's film festival. A local court...
  • Vanity - Release of the Lockerbee murderer

    08/24/2009 6:21:55 PM PDT · by Loyal Buckeye · 8 replies · 352+ views
    Me | August 24, 2009 | me
    Just a question about the release of the Lockerbee murderer. Why didn't the U.S. ask for extradition when the Feds found out the murderer was going to be released?I'm not a lawyer, but I would think that would be the first thing I would have considered.
  • Thai court rejects U.S. extradition request for 'Merchant of Death'

    08/11/2009 8:26:11 AM PDT · by BGHater · 12 replies · 349+ views
    CNN ^ | 11 Aug 2009 | Kocha Olarn and Dan Rivers
    <p>A Thai court on Tuesday rejected the extradition of a man dubbed the "Merchant of Death", whom the U.S. government accuses of selling millions of dollars in weapons to Colombian rebels.</p> <p>In rejecting the extradition request, the court said the case of Viktor Bout was politically motivated. U.S. authorities have 72 hours to decide whether to appeal. In the absence of an appeal, Bout will walk out of jail a free man.</p>
  • Woman gets extra week to surrender to Canada

    03/13/2009 3:21:05 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 8 replies · 793+ views
    Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre PA) ^ | 3/13/09 | Terrie Morgan-Besecker
    SCRANTON – A federal judge has denied a Meshoppen woman’s request to stay her extradition to Canada on a charge of negligent homicide for the shooting death of her husband. U.S. District Magistrate Judge Malachy Mannion did grant Mary Beth Harshbarger an additional week to surrender to allow her attorney time to file a court challenge to Mannion’s prior ruling that denied Harshbarger’s request to halt her extradition entirely. Harshbarger, 43, faces extradition in connection with the Sept. 13, 2006 shooting death of her husband, Mark, during a hunting trip to Buchans Junction, Newfoundland. Harshbarger claims she accidentally shot Mark...
  • Nobody is safe from the long arm of EU law [Holocaust Denial][European Arrest Warrant (EAW)]

    10/06/2008 2:06:33 PM PDT · by BGHater · 10 replies · 758+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 06 Oct 2008 | Philip Johnston
    Here is something the Government told us would never happen. When Britain signed up to the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) six years ago, critics pointed out that an individual could be extradited to another EU state to face prosecution for something that is not a crime in Britain and had not even been committed in the requesting country. Ministers dismissed such concerns as fanciful, but it has come to pass.An Australian teacher is currently in jail in London, following his arrest at Heathrow airport by British police acting on a warrant issued by the German authorities. Gerald Töben, 64, is...
  • Serb Fugitive Won't Be Extradited To N.Y.

    07/22/2008 12:57:37 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies · 163+ views ^ | July 21, 2008
    SERBIA (WABC) -- Serbia will not extradite a Serb student wanted in the United States on assault charges, the foreign minister said Monday. Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic said Miladin Kovacevic would not be sent to the U.S. to face charges of severely beating a fellow university student because Serbian law does not allow extradition of its citizens. "Kovacevic will not be extradited," Jeremic told independent B-92 television. "Serbia is a sovereign and democratic country with an independent judiciary," Jeremic said, suggesting U.S. authorities should hand over the case file so Kovacevic could be prosecuted in Serbia. Kovacevic, 20, had been...