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The Public Ministry of Guatemala requested the US The extradition of Thelma Aldana

2020-02-19T18:00:02.897Z

The Guatemalan Public Ministry requested the extradition of former Attorney General Thelma Aldana on Wednesday.



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(CNN Spanish) - The Guatemalan Public Ministry requested the extradition of former Attorney General Thelma Aldana on Wednesday.

Julia Barreda, spokeswoman for the Office of Internal Affairs of Guatemala, told CNN on Wednesday “that the request was made before the specialized unit of the Secretariat of International Affairs and Cooperation” and added that this petition “is being processed in accordance with the law of matter ”.

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Aldana is accused by the Prosecutor's Office of having bought a building for use by the Public Prosecutor's Office, allegedly irregularly.

On several occasions, Aldana has denied the accusations and has said that for the purchase of that building, the Comptroller General of Accounts was endorsed and that “everything related to that management was done in order”.

After learning about the extradition request, Aldana told CNN that "it is a revenge plan for the work we have done in the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala."

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CNN contacted the Guatemalan Prosecutor to know their reaction to Aldana's statement but has not received a response.

Aldana, who was the Attorney General of Guatemala until 2018, remains in the United States where she applied for asylum after, according to the former prosecutor, the United States Drug Control Administration (DEA), revealed that there was a plan To kill her.

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Source: cnnespanol

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