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Spain Sets Hurdle for Extraditions

Date: November 24, 2001
Author: Sam Dillon
QUOTE: Mr. Bush's announcement that the United States could use emergency military courts in terrorism cases has stirred criticism in Europe, and the arrests last week in Spain of eight Islamic extremists could provide an early test of foreign cooperation with the administration.

ABSTRACT: Before allowing extradition of alleged terrorists captured in European countries, the US might be required to make assurances that their trials, prosecution, and sentencing meet the letter of the law by European standards, not by American standards.  This may prove difficult if the Bush administration chooses to go forward with secret military tribunals which are contrary to much European law.

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