Justice ministry approved extradition of Lebanese terrorist suspect to US

The Czech Minister of Justice has given the go ahead for a third Lebanese man to be extradited to the US in connection with suspected terrorism charges. The decision about Faouz Jaber was confirmed by the ministry on Thursday. Jaber had asked for asylum in the Czech Republic. Two Lebanese citizens also wanted by the US were allowed to return to their homeland in exchange for five Czechs held for more than half a year in the country. That move sparked sharp criticism of the Czech action from US authorities. They wanted to question the trio in connected with a suspected drugs for arms involving the FARC guerrilla movement in Colombia.

Author: Chris Johnstone