Sunday, September 19

The National Court suspends the extradition to the US of former Venezuelan general ‘Pollo’ Carvajal until the Interior resolves his asylum request


The National Court has provisionally suspended the delivery to the United States of the former head of Intelligence of the Government of Venezuela Hugo Carvajal, better known as ‘El Pollo’ Carvajal, until the Ministry of the Interior resolves the asylum request requested by his defense.

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According to El Mundo and Europa Press has been able to confirm, the extradition is postponed until Interior resolves the request presented by Carvajal.

Legal sources have explained that when raising this type of asylum before the department headed by Fernando Grande-Marlaska, it is mandatory to suspend the delivery. They have pointed out, however, that if the Interior denies the petition and Carvajal files an appeal against this decision before the Contentious-Administrative Chamber of the National Court, the delivery to the United States would no longer be paralyzed.

Carvajal remains in prison after he was arrested last week. The Justice of the United States claims him for alleged crimes of drug and arms trafficking, after his arrest late Thursday in Madrid after spending almost two years on the run from Justice.

The former military’s defense had asked the Supreme Court (TS) to suspend his extradition until next October this same court decides a pending appeal, in order to avoid what it sees as irreversible damage.



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