Thai court delays extradition of alleged Russian arms dealer
A Thai court on Monday delayed the extradition of alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to the United States pending further hearings linked to new charges brought against him.
A Thai appeals court in August ordered Bout's handover to Washington, but the process has been held up by technicalities over new accusations of money-laundering and fraud.
The Criminal Court on Monday rejected the prosecutors' request -- aimed at clearing the way for Bout's extradition -- to drop legal proceedings linked to the additional charges.
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