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Decide refuses to dam extradition of ex-Lithuanian lawmaker Neringa Venckiene

Neringa Venckiene, an ex-Lithuanian choose and parliamentarian, is searching for political asylum in the USA. | Picture courtesy Juozas Valiušaitis by way of AP

An ex-Lithuanian lawmaker appeared faint and needed to be helped to a seat in court docket as a U.S. choose refused to halt her extradition to her homeland, the place she says she uncovered a community of influential pedophiles.

After the authorized defeat Thursday for 47-year-old Neringa Venckiene within the U.S. District Courtroom, her legal professionals stated they’d promptly attraction to a federal appeals court docket. That doubtless means she nonetheless received’t be extradited for weeks.

It took Decide Virginia Kendall an hour to learn her ruling. She stated judges have little energy to halt an extradition after the State Division indicators off.

Venckiene, who was additionally a choose in Lithuania, appeared close to to collapsing when it grew to become clear the ruling wasn’t going her manner. Kendall referred to as a five-minute recess whereas Venckiene drank water and dabbed her face with a tissue.

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