France Extradites Einhorn to the U.S.

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Saturday, September 1, 2001
Bruce Zagaris
On July 19, 2001, France handed over Ira Einhorn to the U.S., ending an extradition battle that had carried on approximately four years. On July 12, 2001, the Council of State, France’s highest administrative body, ordered Ira Einhorn, a 61-year old former antiwar advocate, extradited to the U.S. However, within hours, France agreed to postpone until July 19, 2001 the extradition based on a request from the European Court of Human Rights, where Einhorn’s counsel filed a petition. On July 19, 2001, French police accompanied Einhorn, 61, who left his home in southwestern France. He was handed over to U.S. law enforcement officers at Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris and then put on a plane chartered by the U.S. government that took off for Philadelphia…[more]