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Originally posted by shots
Germanys Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe has ruled that the European arrest warrant violates the German constitution and the basic rights of the suspect, Mamoun Darkazanli, and was thus invalid in Germany making it impossible for Spain to extradite him in connection with the train bombings in Spain. Darkazanli, 46, who has citizenship in both Syria and Germany, is accused by Spanish authorities of providing al-Qaida operatives with both financial and logistical support in connection with the Madrid train bombings.
BERLIN, Germany -- Germany's high court has ordered the release of a Syrian-born German man whom Spain wanted extradited in connection with the 2003 Madrid bombings.
The Federal Constitutional Court ruled Monday it would be illegal to extradite Mamoun Darkazanli, a Hamburg-based businessman, because the country's constitution bars Germans from being extradited against their will.
The ruling effectively strikes down Germany's agreement to adopt last year's European Union accord on extradition.
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I am willing to bet all of al-Quida will now set up operations in Germany, using German citizens so they can leave the country; commit crimes all over Europe and run home to Germany knowing they cannot be extradited or prosecuted.
Darkazani is also wanted in connection with the attacks of 911. I wonder if this will mean the US can not seek extradition?
Welcome to Germany; the new temporary haven for al-Quida Operatives.
[edit on 7/18/2005 by shots]
Originally posted by Toelint
Well, that's a weird law! Who ever wants to get extradited for murder charges? Certainly not the murderer! What kind of pansies have the Germans turned into?
Why is it only the United States that gets its feet held to the fire, when it comes to upholding treaty agreements (inspite of OUR Constitution) but Germany gets a free pass??