3. Brazil Court refuses to extradite FETO member
Brazil Court refuses to extradite FETO member

Brazil Court refuses to extradite FETO member

Brazil's Federal Supreme Court has rejected the extradition of FETO member Ali Sipahi to Turkey.


Brazil's Federal Supreme Court, which ruled on FETO member Ali Sipahi on demand of Turkey to be extradited, has ruled not to be extradited.

The five judges on the court voted unanimously. Calming that "There is no guarantee that Sipahi will be tried fairly in Turkey," the court said, citing the verdict.

Brazil's Attorney General's Office also advised Sipahi not to be extradited.

Citing this ruling, the attorney general's office said Sipahi had shown "no evidence that he was involved in any acts of terrorism".

Sipahi, a 31-year-old restaurant operator who has lived in Brazil for 12 years, was released this year after spending some time in prison until the Federal Supreme Court announced its decision.

Sipahi wanted by Turkey on charges that carry out activities at "FETÖ-affiliated Turkey Brazil Chamber of Industry and Commerce and Turkey Brazil Cultural Center", "to be FETO's representative in Belo Horizonte", and "deposited money to FETO-affiliated Bank Asia after the instruction of Fethullah Gulen on 25 December 2013".



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