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Why doesn't the U.S. want to extradite Fethullah Gülen to Turkey?

The U.S. has repeatedly stated that Turkey has not provided adequate evidence to link Fethullah Gülen with the crimes he is accused of, as required by the extradition treaty between the two countries. ...
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Why doesn't the U.S. want to extradite Fethullah Gülen to Turkey?

It's worth noting that US Government does not have the power to extradite Gulen on a whim as he is a permanent resident of the United States and holds a Green Card. Unlike deportation, extradition is ...
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Can a country refuse to extradite a person accused of attempted murder?

european-union council-of-europe Can it be "legitimate" for a state to refuse to hand over an individual to a requesting state? It depends on what is meant by "legitimate". Can it ...
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Can a country refuse to extradite a person accused of attempted murder?

Yes, and even for no reason at all. As an example, France never extradites its citizens, it is forbidden by law: L'extradition n'est pas accordée : 1° Lorsque la personne réclamée a la nationalité ...
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Can the US ask for Julian Assange's extradition without any official charges?

Probably not; but it depends on the extradition treaty Extradition basically works like this: Suppose we have two countries, Alphaland and Betaland. Joe Smith is suspected of committing a crime in ...
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Can a country refuse to extradite a person accused of attempted murder?

Yes. For example, Australia will not extradite a person who could be liable to the death penalty if extradited.
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What is the point of only conducting criminal trials once the accused has been apprehended?

What is the point of only conducting criminal trials once the accused has been apprehended? It is considered unfair to the defendant to proceed without the defendant being present. Trial in absentia ...
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Do Hong Kong protesters want to cancel the extradition law or have they proposed any modifications?

Protesters in Hong-Kong are not demanding for the proposed extradiction law to be modified. They are asking for the bill to be withdrawn altogether. After the protests have gained momentum and ...
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Do Hong Kong protesters want to cancel the extradition law or have they proposed any modifications?

The protesters are not asking to cancel extradition altogether, but to return to the previous law. The general way that extradition works is that the party requesting extradition (which I'll call ...
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Have other countries (besides Iraq) issued arrest warrants for some [former] US presidents?

Iran also issued an arrest warrant for Donald Trump (and 35 others) related to the Soleimani killing. Somewhat related is that Georgia (the US state not the country) issued an arrest warrant for ...
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Is there such a thing as a voluntary extradition visa?

This would really depend on the circumstances of the case (most countries aren't going to waste considerable time and expense extraditing you unless it's for something serious, even if you want it) ...
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What is the point of only conducting criminal trials once the accused has been apprehended?

Mary has been killed and her husband Vladimir has fled to Belarus (Vlad is a dual national). A warrant is issued for his arrest. If Vladimir comes to the USA he will be detained on entry and go ...
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I don't understand the current Harry Dunn/Anne Sacoolas situation, and why the virtual court appearance?

Preliminary points Diplomatic immunity There is some question as to whether Anne Sacoolas had diplomatic immunity at the time of the incident. However, the UK's foreign office has said that she did, ...
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Can the US ask for Julian Assange's extradition without any official charges?

I think that it would actually be an issue to decide by the host country. Since it would be the host country's responsibility to detain and extradite Assange, it would be up to it to decide the ...
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Is there any ground for the concerns of Hong Kong protesters?

Wikipedia lists five demands with an added rationale. I will quote them here, as those seem to be the the concerns of the protesters. Combined with the rationale, it seems neither of those have been ...
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What is the point of only conducting criminal trials once the accused has been apprehended?

Having the defendant present in the courtroom guarantees that the defendant is aware of what is happening, and that if the defendant wants to say something the defendant has a chance to do so. If the ...
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Why didn't Texas Democrats leave the U.S. entirely instead of heading to the nation's capital?

They don't have to flee the country as the state of Texas can only arrest them in the state of Texas. The quote you have in your question does not apply here as they are not charged with any of those. ...
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Can a country refuse to extradite a person accused of attempted murder?

Even between countries with extradition treaties where these things are done all the time, a country can evidently not pass someone over in some circumstances. Anne Sacoolas hit and killed a UK ...
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Have other countries (besides Iraq) issued arrest warrants for some [former] US presidents?

Within Europe, I believe the closest we have come is the complaints filed against several high-level government officials (I can't remember if George W. Bush himself was included or not) in Belgium ...
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What are the legal implications of all vk.com servers being in Russia?

Can someone point to an example of how vk.com content resulted in someone getting in trouble? According to 66.ru, vk.com is the most popular place for officials to find their victims. The blue bars ...
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How is Russia planning to question former US ambassador McFaul?

If this were to happen, how \ under what guise would the current administration compel McFaul to go to Russia for questioning? There is no evidence that they would. Vladimir Putin of Russia said ...
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What are the legal implications of all vk.com servers being in Russia?

They probably are not going after you at all, unless you turn out a media phenomenon, in which case you probably done enough impact to offset the risk involved. In case where you do not admit fighting ...
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Are there examples of visa-free travel agreements between countries that have no mutual extradition agreements whatsoever?

It is obviously too difficult to list all examples, but Canada allows visa-free access to passport holders of the following countries without an extradition agreement with Canada: Andorra, Brunei, ...
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Can a country refuse to extradite a person accused of attempted murder?

The usual rules are: You must have done something that would be a crime in the extraditing country (if the roles of both countries were exactly swapped). There must be enough evidence, not for a ...
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Can a country refuse to extradite a person accused of attempted murder?

In some cases, Article 33 of the Portuguese Constitution (English version) does not permit extradition. Article 33 (Deportation, extradition and right of asylum) 1 - The deportation of Portuguese ...
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Have other countries (besides Iraq) issued arrest warrants for some [former] US presidents?

Iran said it will pursue a war-crimes case against U.S. president Donald Trump at the International Criminal Court in the Hague.[258] On 29 June 2020, Iran issued an arrest warrant against U.S. ...
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I don't understand the current Harry Dunn/Anne Sacoolas situation, and why the virtual court appearance?

The missing factor is COVID. That caused a change in the Law that allowed for the defendant to appear on a video link. Before COVID that would not have been possible. Trials in absentia are really not ...
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Chances of Assange extradition?

There is actually a seven year old extradition request from Sweden, which as far as I know is still valid and should have precedence . And traditionally, if you are extradited to a country (like ...
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