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Thai PM denies Thaksin-Bout swap claim

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Tuesday again denied a WikiLeaks report that he discussed the extradition of ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra with US President Barack Obama, or that there was a deal regarding the Vikor Bout extradition. Mr Abhisit said he and the US president had not discussed the Thaksin-Bout situation during their Nov 14 […]Read More

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US embassy cables: Russian mafia active in Thailand

Thailand enjoys a rapid expansion of Russian tourists visiting Thailand but has to deal with an unwanted side effect – the presence of Russian organized crime networks around the popular beach destinations of Pattaya and Phuket. The biggest headline grabber of 2008-09 has likely been the arrest of Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, whose extradition […]Read More

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Wikileaks alleged Russia bribed Bout witnesses

US diplomats alleged that Russia bribed witnesses to block the extradition of suspected international arms traffickers Viktor Bout to the US, according to WikiLeaks cables as reported by Guardian online. Diplomats in Bangkok alleged in cables released by WikiLeaks that Bout’s “Russian supporters” had paid witnesses to give false testimony during his extradition hearing. Dubbed […]Read More

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Thailand PM cancels visit to Russia

BANGKOK, November 18 (Itar-Tass) — Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Wechachiwa cancelled a scheduled visit in Russia to attend a St. Petersburg summit for the protection of tigers. Thai government spokesman Panitan Wattanayagorn rejected some reports that the visit was cancelled due to the extradition of Russian citizen Viktor Bout from Thailand to the United States. […]Read More

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Thailand to extradite alleged Russian arms dealer to US

Thailand’s government has approved the extradition of alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to the United States on terrorism charges, the prime minister said Tuesday. “The cabinet has approved the extradition of Bout,” Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva told reporters. “He will be extradited whenever the US is ready.” Read more: Bangkok Post BANGKOK POSTRead More

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Thai Court Clears Way to Extradite Alleged Arms Dealer to

A court in Thailand has dismissed charges against an alleged arms dealer, clearing a legal technicality that was preventing the 43-year-old Russian citizen’s extradition to the United States. The U.S. government wants to try Viktor Bout, known as the “Merchant of Death,” on a variety of criminal charges. But there is push back from the […]Read More

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Bout petitions Thai PM against extradition

The lawyer acting for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout submitted a petition to Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Monday against the extradition of his client to the United States. Lak Nitiwattanawichan requested better protection for Mr Bout and also that the government abide by the laws pertaining to extradition. The unfair extradition of Mr Bout […]Read More

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Moscow ‘uninformed’ of date for Bout’s extradition to U.S.

MOSCOW, August 24 (RIA Novosti) – Thailand has not officially notified Russia on the date Russian businessman Viktor Bout, suspected by Washington of arms trafficking, will be extradited to the United States, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. Thai English-language daily The Nation reported earlier on Tuesday Bout will be extradited on Wednesday. “As of […]Read More