Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Decision Due Thursday on Einhorn Extradition

Expand Messages
  • radman
    Monday, July 16, 2001 Decision Due Thursday on Einhorn Extradition PARIS (Reuters) - The
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 16, 2001
    • 0 Attachment
      Monday, July 16, 2001

      Decision Due Thursday on Einhorn Extradition

      <http://news.findlaw.com/news/s/20010716/franceusaeinhorndc.html>

      PARIS (Reuters) - The European Court of Human Rights will decide on
      Thursday whether to ask France again to delay the extradition of U.S.
      fugitive Ira Einhorn, a spokeswoman for the court said on Monday.
      The former hippie guru and anti-war activist, 61, slit his throat and cut
      one of his wrists last Thursday in an attempt to avoid being sent home to
      face trial for the murder of his girlfriend Holly Maddux in 1977.
      His lawyers have appealed to the European court in Strasbourg after
      France's highest administrative court ruled he should be extradited. The
      Strasbourg court asked France last week to delay extradition moves until
      July 19.
      "The court will make a decision on Thursday whether or not to (recommend
      that France) prolong the decision not to extradite," the spokeswoman Emma
      Hellyer said.
      She said the court would examine information from French authorities on
      Einhorn's health before taking its decision.
      Einhorn was sentenced in his absence by a court in Pennsylvania to life
      imprisonment in 1993 for bludgeoning Maddux to death. He was tracked to
      France in 1997 and is under police surveillance at his home in the village
      of Champagne-Mouton, western France.
      Einhorn denies killing Maddux. He says he was framed because he opposed the
      Vietnam War.
      The Strasbourg court has yet to determine whether Einhorn's appeal is
      admissible.
      If it admits the appeal, judges will examine whether extradition to the
      state of Pennsylvania, which practices the death penalty, violates the
      European Convention of Human Rights.
      France is not obliged to abide by the court's ruling, but Hellyer has said
      it is usual for governments to do so.
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.