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Extradition of Juan Orlando Hernández to the United States for violent corruption

| 18.3.22 |

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez

 The Honduran Supreme Court's decision to authorize the extradition of Juan Orlando Hernández to the United States is a move to do justice to "all victims of the violent corruption" of the former president, US Congressman Norma Torres predicted Thursday. The United States has requested the extradition of Hernández to stand trial for drug trafficking, illegal use of weapons and the transport of about 500 tonnes of cocaine. 

The court's ruling against Hernández "is an important decision for justice and the rule of law," said Norma Torres, who was born in Central America, in a statement. "This brings us one step closer to justice for all victims of the violent corruption of Juan Orlando Hernández," whose actions "hurt millions of Hondurans, Americans and others, and undermined democracy," he added. 

During his tenure, more than 700,000 Hondurans fled to the United States, many of them women and children, and hundreds died en route, said the congressman, who in January sent a letter to US Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting Hernandez's extradition. . . Torres hopes the sentence will give "hope to those who have suffered because of him."

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