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Can you be made a citizen against your will and extradited?

You can be extradited from Country A to Country B even if you are a citizen of neither. What matters is whether B can convince A to do it, which is typically on the basis of a treaty between them as ...
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How is a person residing abroad subject to US law?

The US has jurisdiction because the systems that the accused allegedly attacked are in the US. To use an example with older technology, you can't escape criminal liability for defrauding someone in ...
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How is a person residing abroad subject to US law?

You do not have to reside in the US to be subject to US law (likewise UK law), nor do you even have to ever be physically present. The alleged crimes, 18 USC 1030(a)(2)(C), 1343, 1349, 1956(h), only ...
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Can you be made a citizen against your will and extradited?

Made a citizen? Probably not. Citizenship that is not acquired at birth normally requires some active step on the part of the person. Not know you are a citizen? Sure. Plenty of people, particularly ...
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Extradition without treaties?

So is it correct to assume here "extradition" is not used in its most technical sense? It sounds like rather than actual extradition, these cases are about illegal activities in Thailand and ...
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I murder someone in the US and flee to Canada. If Canada refuses to extradite do they then try me in Canadian courts

Absent exceptional circumstances like war crimes, Canada would not try the suspect for murder. It might incarcerate the suspect, however, while engaging in negotiations with U.S. officials to try the ...
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Can you be made a citizen against your will and extradited?

Extradition could the US make a person a US citizen specifically to be able to charge them with a crime and possibly extradite them. This part of the question is based upon a false premise. ...
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Was the Dec. 2018 arrest of Huawei's CFO in Canada legal?

The Star Vancouver has a good article outlining the actual charges. Meng is not charged with "violating an embargo" but with defrauding U.S. financial institutions. It may be easier to report that the ...
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Who appointed the judge for Julian Assange's extradition hearing?

how are judges in the UK appointed to cases in general? The Resident Judge or the Presiding Judge of the relevant court allocates cases to their fellow judges. Residing Judges sit at specific courts (...
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Can you be made a citizen against your will and extradited?

I’m not aware of a provision of U.S. law that allows a person whom the U.S. government agrees was never a citizen to be forcibly naturalized. One of the few crimes for which not being a citizen would ...
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What happens if you commit two murders in two different countries (not your own) and is apprehended in a third country?

The country where the accused person was arrested would extradite that person to one of the countries where the crimes had been committed. The extradition treaties or the law of the arresting country ...
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What countries blindly protect their own citizens from extradition?

The default is that countries are not required to repatriate alleged criminals It is one of the cardinal provisions of sovereignty that one country cannot "reach into" another country's territory for ...
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Would Australia extradite an Australian fugitive who escaped from an Indonesian prison?

Typically in extraditions, the treaties will only allow for extraditions if both nations have a similar crime and similar punishment for that crime. In this case, there maybe some pause for ...
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If a US citizen murders a fellow citizen in a foreign country, where does the trial happen?

where does the prosecution occur? Prosecutions generally occur where a crime is committed. The area where a crime or other wrongdoing is committed is considered the proper "forum" for ...
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Has the United States ever agreed to extradite anyone to any of the EU nations for a procedural crime?

The U.S. routinely extradites criminal defendants located in the United States to the E.U. Each year since 1990, OIA has opened between 670 to 950 extradition cases based on requests from U.S. ...
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Why is Julian Assange in jail?

There are two reasons for jail: Applying the sentence Denying the accused the opportunity of fleeing, destroying evidence or doing the same felonies again. The last part is always a difficult one, ...
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Can a person be extradited to another country even if the charges levied against that person were proven to be false in Canada?

Under Canada's Extradition Act, extradition requires an agreement (which exists between Canada and the US), and the alleged act would be a crime in Canada. Canada does not criminally prosecute the ...
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Are extradited prisoners residents of the receiving country?

germany Does the prisoner need a long term resident "prisoner" visa, or something like that? No, during detention a residence permit is not required. Does the prisoner need to register as ...
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In the English law, how is a conflict of interest between an extradition request and a criminal conviction solved?

Yes, they just wait until he has served his time in most cases. The United Kingdom and the United States can agree that he can serve the time in the United States though.
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Which law prevented the extradition of this Nazi war criminal?

The most important rule for an extradition from Germany is this: If the role of the countries were reversed, would the person be convicted in Germany according to German law? You say the link claims ...
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Are there any legal precedents regarding the enforcement of a country's laws on its citizens abroad?

When a country makes criminal laws, these laws usually apply to anyone present in the country, and acting in the country. But the country is free to declare that some law might apply to its own ...
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Would Germany extradite someone for looking at blasphemous content online? Hypothetical question.

Germany would not extradite to Saudi Arabia. India and Kuwait might, because they and a few other countries have extradition treaties with KSA. To put this squarely in the realm of illegal (it's not ...
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When can a country ask for a criminal suspect in another country to be extradited?

Extradition treaties/agreements The general principle of international law is that all countries are sovereign and have jurisdiction over all people within their borders; in this regard they are not ...
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Question about extradition

It depends on the law in country B Some countries allow extradition of their citizens and some don’t.
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Can the U.S demand extradition of a non-U.S national who committed a crime against a U.S national in a country other than the U.S.?

All countries (and some sub-national jurisdictions) have extraterritorial jurisdiction The U.S. Criminal Code asserts the following items to fall within the special maritime and territorial ...
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Can I be arrested in US consulate for a warrant in the states?

Legally, they cannot just nab you. The usual (?) option is that authorities in the US request extradition pursuant to the US-Mexico extradition treaty via the Department of Justice, and if the ...
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Extradite or deport a criminal while there is no treaty between the two countries of Iran and Canada

Promoting the comment to an answer based on the feedback. Canada is not going to extradite him but they may deport him if he committed any immigration fraud. Typically applications for Visa or Work ...
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Could the US extradite the Russian Hackers?

Could the US extradite the Russian Hackers who started the cyber attack against the US private sector and US government agencies and departments? No. The United States and Russia do not have an ...
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In this day and age, how hard is it to get away with a (non-political) crime by escaping to a different country?

Countries can, and do, extradite accused criminals even in the absence of an extradition treaty. There is always some political context to any extradition decision. In particular the sending country'...

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