US asks for a revision of extradition treaty with Dominican Republic
SANTO DOMINGO. The government of the United States expressed its intention to have the extradition treaty signed with the Dominican Republic in 1909 modified.
The information was offered by the director of International Affairs and Extradition at the office of the Attorney General of the Republic, Gisela Cueto.
“This has been under consideration for some time, and we are beginning to talk about renegotiating the Extradition Treaty, even receiving in this last stage a suggestion from the United States.”
Cueto noted that at this stage they are the ones that have suggested a revision of the bilateral agreement.
Now that this possibility has been revived, she said that among the things that they should include in the agreement are the questions that have to do with the trial, the distribution of the assets, when they are dealing with a drug trafficker or some crime in which they are looking for money.
She commented that what this is all about is that every relation between both nations is controlled by what has been agreed upon.
Likewise, when in our country (DR) we withdraw the charges, “one expects that the other country (USA) that is judging will carry out justice for both nations.”
“When the Dominican Republic withdraws its complaints, it expects that the country that will be judging the extradited person will obtain justice.” In relation to the points of the agreement that could be subjected to revision, she said that the Attorney General will take part in the negotiations together with the Chancellory. She indicated that when assets are seized in a process outside of the DR, these are seized to the benefit of that trial. She explained that the country has other instruments that are “pretty good” because it is a part of the United Nations Convention against Illegal Trafficking of Narcotics, the Unique
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