Italy pulls petition for extradition of Mullah Krekar

Mulla KrekarOslo.Mulla Krekar.Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB scanpix

Italy’s request for extradition of Mullah Krekar will be withdrawn. Prosecutions directing that Krekar will be released, said Director of Public Prosecutions.

“Prosecutions has received a copy of a letter dated 25th of November 2016 from the Italian Ministry of Justice to Norwegian Ministry of Justice, where it is stated that Italy’s request for extradition of Mullah Krekar will be withdrawn,” says Director of Public Prosecutions in a statement on Wednesday.

It is not stated why the ruling was revoked or why extradition request has not been withdrawn earlier.

Formal withdrawal of request for extradition implies that extradition case against Mullah Krekar terminated from Norwegian prosecuting authority page, it is stated further.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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