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Swedish court: Man wanted by Turkey cannot be extradited

Associated Press

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden’s top court has rejected an extradition request for a man wanted by Turkey, saying the Scandinavian country does not criminalize the act he is accused of committing. The Swedish Supreme Court said Monday there was “a risk of persecution based on the person’s political views” if he were returned to Turkey. The court didn’t name the man who was the subject of Turkey’s request. Swedish news agency TT identified him as Bulent Kenes and said the Turkish government wants him in connection with a 2016 coup attempt. Turkey has held up Sweden and Finland’s requests to join NATO over what it claimed was their inadequate response to groups it considers terrorist organizations.

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