Switch to Forum Live View Turkey says it won't hand over Iraq VP despite Interpol arrest warrant
|5 years ago :: May 22, 2012 - 11:44AM #1|
Attention International Law Folks! Here it is . . . a clear violation . . . let her rip!
Turkey says it won't hand over Iraq VP despite Interpol arrest warrant
Turkey says it has no plans to send Iraq's vice-president, who is currently in Turkey, back to Iraq for prosecution even after Interpol placed him on its most-wanted list.
Iraq has charged Tariq al-Hashemi with terrorism, accusing him of guiding and financing death squads that targeted government officials, security forces and Shiite pilgrims. Mr. al-Hashemi, a Sunni, says the charges are false and motivated by the political enmity of the Shiite-led leadership in Baghdad.
Turkey's deputy prime minister, Bekir Bozdag, said Wednesday that Mr. al-Hashemi is in Turkey for medical treatment and that Turkey would not extradite someone to whom it has provided support.
Bodyguard says Iraqi VP paid him to gun down official who was ‘annoyance’
A bodyguard for Iraq’s fugitive vice-president testified Tuesday that he was paid $3,000 to assassinate a government security official in one of hundreds of death squad killings that authorities link to one of the nation’s highest-ranking Sunni leaders.
The testimony came on the first day of the Iraqi government’s terror trial against Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi, who was not in court. He denies the charges – that for years he ordered killings of Shiite pilgrims and government officials – and says they are politically motivated.
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So should turkey honor its treaty obligations?
If not, why not?
If they do not, doesn't that make them an international pariah to be condemend for flauting International Law?