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CzechRep to use reciprocity to ask Argentina for murder suspect

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Prague, Feb 14 (CTK) – The Czech Republic does not yet have an effective agreement with Argentina to ask for the extradition of Slovak citizen Kristian Danev, who is suspected of a 2009 murder, and this is why it must use “reciprocal reassurance,” Justice Ministry spokesman Jakub Riman told CTK on Wednesday.

The bilateral extradition agreement between both countries that was concluded two years ago has not taken effect yet.

Just like in previous cases, the country thus must ask for Danev’s extradition on the basis of a reciprocal reassurance, that is a promise that it would do the same in similar criminal cases in Argentina.

Argentina previously extradited a Czech businessman convicted of a fraud in international transport of goods in November 2014 based on a reciprocal reassurance.

The Czech police have been searching for Danev since June 2009, several months after the body of a 24-year-old man was found in Podebrady, central Bohemia. An international warrant for his arrest was issued in 2013.

Based on the warrant, Argentina’s police detained Danev, 33, in cooperation with Interpol, and informed of his detention last week. He was taken into custody.

According to Riman, the ministry is currently preparing the documents needed to ask for Danev’s extradition to the Czech Republic for prosecution.

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