US’ Promise On Extradition Of Venezuelan Diplomat, Saab Lacks Substance— Former Attorney, Fridman

As the United States authorities continues to push for the extradition of Venezuelan diplomat, Alex Saab from Cape Verde, a former lawyer and authorities adviser, Daniel Fridman, has warned that the promise by the US to cost Saab with just one depend of conspiracy lacks substance. 

The US authorities had lately introduced that it could drop seven out of the eight costs listed within the Extradition Request to Cape Verde.


US' Promise On Extradition Of Venezuelan Diplomat, Saab Lacks Substance— Former Attorney, Fridman 2

This promise was made in a bid to stick to Cape Verde’s constitutional restriction on extradition if the extraditee faces the demise penalty or a complete life sentence.

Saab was arrested on June 12, 2020 after his non-public jet made a visit Cape Verde on his solution to Iran for a humanitarian mission on behalf of the Venezuelan authorities.

The businessman is caught up in a feud between Venezuela, his nation, and the US.

The US put strain on Cape Verde to arrest Saab with plans of extraditing him to face corruption costs.

But Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro who lately appointed Saab as ambassador to the African Union (AU) kicked in opposition to the transfer.

It was on that foundation that Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana requested the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) court docket to cease the extradition.

In a verdict, the regional court docket ordered the instant launch of the envoy from jail and he was positioned him below home arrest for well being causes.

It additionally ordered that extradition listening to be suspended in Cape Verde pending the listening to and dedication of the swimsuit earlier than it in Abuja, Nigeria.

However, Fridman has warned that the promise lacks substance as a result of solely courts and never the manager can present such an endeavor.

Meanwhile, famend American lawyer Nancy Hollander has joined the defence staff working to safe Saab’s launch and stop his extradition by the Cape Verdean authorities. 

Hollander rose to public prominence for being the lead lawyer defending Chelsea Manning, the American soldier who leaked information to Wikileaks in 2013, and for additionally representing a Guantanamo Bay prisoner, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, later launched with out costs. The story of the latter shaped the idea of the lately launched Hollywood movie, The Mauritanian, wherein actress Jodie Foster performs Hollander. 

The failure of Cape Verdean authorities to obey the ruling of the ECOWAS court docket by extraditing Saab to the US just isn’t the primary contempt for a court docket order exhibited by the authorities since his detention final 12 months. 

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US' Promise On Extradition Of Venezuelan Diplomat, Saab Lacks Substance— Former Attorney, Fridman

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