He tried to prevent the woman from being handed over through brief actions, but he failed. The woman considers handing over a human rights violation because she will have to wait longer for a decision.
All six of his children will be affected by the handover. But the preliminary relief judge disagreed, as the wife of American justice is allowed to serve her sentence in the Netherlands.
The trade has been going on for many years
The case has a long wind. The woman was born in Somalia and has been living in the Netherlands with her husband since 1999. In 2014, the United States filed a petition for extradition. In 2015, the extradition request was handled by a court in Rotterdam. This ‘handover judge’ decided that additional documents should be provided to answer the question of handover. U.S. officials released additional information at the end of 2017. The extradition case was handled again in January last year, after which it was decided that the woman could be extradited. The Minister accepted this decision.
The woman and her children can maintain contact by phone and in writing. “
The woman made a final attempt to prevent him from being handed over with brief actions. His defense was dismissed as it took too long. The Early Relief Judge believes the delay should be “specifically due to the solutions established by the plaintiff therein”.
The Somali woman again argued during the trial that the handover would violate her and her children’s ‘family life’. The judge “may consider that the children will not benefit by handing over their mother, and that the handing over will (temporarily) separate the children from their mother and direct contact is not possible for a certain period of time.”
However, it is not conclusive that the handover should not proceed. The judge writes that the woman was able to have telephone and written contact with her children during her time in the United States. According to the court ruling, the crimes against which the United States wants to prosecute the woman are ‘serious facts, which justify the extradition in the opinion of the extradition judge’.