Judges reject extradition of Kosovo terror suspect to USBy AP
Friday, July 16, 2010
Judges reject Kosovo terror suspect handover
PRISTINA, Kosovo — A European Union official says a panel of international judges has rejected the extradition of a terror suspect to the U.S.
Nicholas Hawton said the request to extradite 29-year-old ethnic Albanian Bajram Asllani did not demonstrate “well-grounded suspicions” that he plotted terrorist attacks. Hawton said the panel also ruled Friday there is no valid extradition treaty between the two countries.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Raleigh, North Carolina, has said that Asllani, of Mitrovica, is accused of plotting with men in North Carolina to engage in terrorism in Kosovo.
The plot allegedly originated among eight people who planned attacks both at a U.S. military installation and abroad.
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