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Italy refuses to extradite prisoner

Italy’s highest court has rejected a Chinese extradition request over the “general situation of violence” in China’s judicial and penitentiary systems. The court in Rome thus overturned an earlier decision, as the human rights organization Safeguard Defenders explained on Thursday. Rome was the first of 46 Council of Europe member states to follow a decision by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). In this decision, the ECtHR ruled against the extradition of Chinese prisoners or people wanted by security authorities.

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