Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Map: How to stay out of reach of US extradition treaties


Advice for future Edward Snowdens: You can’t cross the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans without running into a US extradition treaty.

In the map above, we’ve shown all possible international routes one can travel between countries that don’t have a formal agreement with the United States for extraditing accused criminals. Flying from Moscow to Kiev is fine, but think twice before traveling on to Berlin; the German government signed an extradition treaty with the US in 1978.

Of course, these details haven’t stopped Snowden, who flew to Hong Kong with top-secret details of US surveillance programs even though the city-state has had an extradition treaty with the US since 1996. Now in Russia, Snowden is thought to be bound for Ecuador, which has a US extradition treaty—first agreed to in 1872—but is friendly to political asylum claims.

For the rest of the story: http://qz.com/97428/map-how-to-stay-out-of-reach-of-us-extradition-treaties/

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