extradite extradite  /ˈɛk strə ˌdaɪt/


  • (v) hand over to the authorities of another country



  1. Italy is outraged over the French government's decision not to extradite a convicted left-wing terrorist.
  2. Congress furthermore demanded that the United States extradite Antonini to Argentina for the ongoing investigation in a Buenos Aires court into the smuggling operation.


  1. Edward Snowden, professed NSA leaker, may have few safe havens

    The self-identified source who leaked documents to The Guardian and The Washington Post regarding top-secret government surveillance programs may face limited options if he is charged and the United States tries to extradite him.Edward Snowden, 29, has been called a hero and a traitor since his name became attached to the high-profile disclosure of classified documents to reporters. A three ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: MSNBC

  2. Experts: Snowden Extradition from Hong Kong Could be Complicated

    Experts said Monday that any attempt to extradite the man who says he leaked details about the U.S. government's secret monitoring of phone calls and Internet use from Hong Kong could be long and complicated. The U.S. and Hong Kong signed an extradition treaty in 1996, just before the British handed over control of the territory to China, in which both parties agreed to hand over fugitives ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Voice of America

  3. NSA contractor risks steep jail time for data leak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who gave classified documents to reporters, making public two sweeping U.S. surveillance programs and touching off a national debate on privacy versus security, has revealed his own identity. He risked decades in jail for the disclosures — if the U.S. can extradite him from Hong Kong where he has taken refuge.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News


  1. "We want the Russian authorities even at this stage to recognize that it is their responsibility to extradite for trial the Russian citizen who has been identified by prosecuting authorities," British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said at a news...
    on Jul 23, 2007 By: Gordon Brown Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Iranian parliament member Ali Aqazadeh said: "Iran is hoping that Pakistan will take steps ...... to extradite the armed rebels to Iran. Otherwise Iran would act against the rebels and their supporting government based upon international norms."
    on Oct 21, 2009 By: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Source: Reuters

  3. "They didn't even sneeze, they didn't even think about extraditing them," Putin said, his voice simmering with anger. "They don't extradite anyone, including those who are suspected of terrorist activities. At the same time, they are putting...
    on Jul 24, 2007 By: Vladimir Putin Source: International Herald Tribune

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /