Cubans signal they're unlikely to extradite NJ fugitive

December 22, 2014 11:20 PM

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Cubans signal they're unlikely to extradite NJ fugitive

HAVANA - Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign to date that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral relations.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has urged President Barack Obama to demand the return of fugitive Assata Shakur, who changed her name from Joann Chesimard, before restoring full relations under a historic detente announced by Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro last week.

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