Monday, February 6, 2023

Government will honor US extradition requests: Alfonso Prada

Home Minister, Alphonso Prada, Said this Friday from Washington that the Colombian government “is not in the vein” of requesting the removal of arrest warrants against those who need extradition to the United States and that they will honor those requests once they have been submitted.

Prada made the comments after meeting with the White House National Security Advisor for the Western Hemisphere, juan Gonzalez with whom he clarified this point as well as other issues on the agenda of the call total peace and the fight against drug trafficking.

This happened as a result of the controversy that arose this week attorney general of nation, Francisco Barbosaquestion suspension request Arrest warrants against 16 members of Clan del Golfo who wish to be part of the dialogue with the government for a possible dedication to justice within the framework of a total peace strategy.

In particular, there was controversy in the case of the surname ‘Chichito Malo’, as he has a process pending before the justice. America.

Prada began by stating that the government was unaware of the existence of the process and that it Ministry of Justice No extradition request has been received from America in this matter.

Prada said, “The government is not blocking requests for a suspension of the holding of extraditable items to the extent that it has sufficient information not to do so.”

The government is not in the mood to entertain requests for suspension of the hold of extraditable goods to the extent that it has sufficient information not to do so

The minister indicated that, in future, the procedure applicable to these cases would depend on the approved rules for submission. According to Prada, a draft bill to define the legal framework that will be used to subdue criminal gangs and negotiate with other armed groups will be presented to the legislature in February or March.

Prado also highlighted the talks held in recent hours to clarify the situation and the meeting agreed upon between the prosecutor and the president for next January 30 Gustavo Petro will iron out the differences.

“What has become clear is that together with the prosecutor we are going to follow a path so that these kinds of things don’t happen and that we share enough information so that we have complete clarity that people who are already I’m going to respect many of the processes that are in the extradition process that are the responsibility of justice and hope that we don’t make this kind of a mess,” Prada said.

Prosecutor Barbosa, among other things, is on a visit next week to Washington to meet with members of the administration of Joe Biden And where it is expected to air their objections to the new government’s total peace strategy.

During her visit, Prada met with officials from the State Department and the Pentagon, as well as Felipe Muñoz, head of the Inter-American Development Bank’s Migration Unit.

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