French court stays extradition of Argentine in 'dirty war' case

February 18, 2015 3:12 PM

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PARIS (Reuters) - France's highest court struck down on Wednesday a decision to pursue extradition to Argentina for an ex-police officer accused of crimes against humanity four decades ago during that country's "dirty war," ruling the case should be reexamined.

Mario Sandoval, who moved to France after the fall of Argentina's 1976-1983 military dictatorship and obtained French citizenship in 1997, is accused of over 600 human rights violations, including torture, by Buenos Aires.

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