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Extradition of a narcotics trafficker to Slovakia

(B2) Baki Sadiki, a fugitive wanted by Slovak justice for his role in large-scale drug trafficking, was extradited on Friday (December 28) from Kosovo to Slovakia, said a EULEX press release. The European Mission to Support the Rule of Law in Kosovo has in fact provided assistance in the extradition procedure, between the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic and the Ministry of Justice of Kosovo, as well as the subsequent surrender of the wanted person from the Kosovo Police to the Slovak Police. Badi Sadiki, who has dual Slovak and Serbian nationality, was arrested in Kosovo last October on the basis of an INTERPOL red alert published at the request of Bratislava. The decision to grant his extradition was taken by the (Kosovo) Minister of Justice after the decision on the admissibility of extradition of the Gnjilane District Court, confirmed by the Supreme Court of Kosovo. NB: We can recall that Slovakia is one of the five European countries (with Spain, Romania, Greece and Cyprus) not to have recognized the independence of the former Serbian province of Kosovo.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).