Supreme Court Denies Extradition of Turkish-Brazilian Businessman

Sipahi is part of Erdogan's opposition movement, and Turkey has applied for his extradition. For the rapporteur of the case, there is no assurance that the judgment in the country will be fair and impartial.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, August 6th, the Second Panel of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) unanimously denied the extradition request of Ali Sipahi, submitted by the Turkish government.

Sipahi, a Turkish naturalized Brazilian, is part of an opposition movement to Turkey strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the Turkish government is charging him with terrorism.

He was eventually imprisoned in São Paulo on April 25th, after a call from the Turkish government, but was released . . .

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