The woman tried to prevent the extradition through summary conviction, but she lost. The woman believes the extradition is a human rights violation because she should have waited too long for a decision.
Her six children would also be harmed by the extradition. But the trial judge disagrees, as the wife of the American justice is authorized to serve a possible sentence in the Netherlands.
Business has been going on for years
The case has a long wind. The woman was born in Somalia and has lived with her husband in the Netherlands since 1999. In 2014, the United States requested extradition. In 2015, the extradition request was processed by the Rotterdam court. This “extradition judge” concluded that more documents should be provided to answer the question on extradition. The US authorities provided further information at the end of 2017. The extradition case was again dealt with in January of last year, after which it was decided that the woman could be extradited. The minister adopted this decision.
The woman and her children may be able to maintain contact by telephone and in writing. “a
The woman made a last-ditch attempt to prevent the extradition by summary conviction. His defense that it took too long was rejected. The trial judge considered that the delay “must be attributed in particular to the actions brought by the complainant”.
The Somali woman again argued during the hearing that the extradition would violate the “family life” of her and her children. The judge ruled that “it can be assumed that the children will not benefit from their mother’s extradition, that the extradition will (temporarily) separate the children from their mother and that direct contact will probably not be possible for some time. time. “
However, it is not decisive not to proceed with the extradition. The judge writes that the woman may have telephone and written contact with her children during the time she is stranded in the United States. According to the court, the offenses for which the United States wants to prosecute the woman are “serious facts which, in the opinion of the extradition judge, also justify the extradition”, according to the judgment.