The United States reminds El Salvador that it has signed an extradition treaty and demands that it be respected

Chargé d’Affairs at the US Embassy Jan Mance said that his country has signed an extradition agreement to extradite the perpetrators of crimes and hopes that it will be implemented in light of the refusal to extradite them.

The United States continues to press for the extradition of two dangerous MS-13 gang members whom the Bukele High Court of Justice denied having been sent to that country and prosecuted for the crimes committed, in clear violation of an agreement between the two countries. .

Chargé d’Affairs at the U.S. Embassy, ​​Jean Manis, spoke again about the extradition case during her trip Tuesday to the irrigation system in El Piznal, north of San Salvador, the Fumilinho project.

The diplomat said she hoped that the Salvadoran government would comply with the extradition agreement it signed with the United States on the extradition of Salvadorans who have committed crimes in the United States. The agreement between the two countries has been signed since 1911.

“We want to see people face justice and we have some who do not send people who should be directed to the United States and do not face justice,” the diplomat repeated during the tour, according to newspaper “El Mundo”.

He added: “There are murders and other important crimes that people do not face justice as they should, and we will insist on that because there are international treaties signed by El Salvadorans.”

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The US official said she hoped El Salvador would abide by the signed treaty and extradite MS-13 gang members to the United States.

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“We have an expectation that El Salvador will abide by the international treaties it has signed and hand people over to the United States. The most important thing is that people who have committed crimes against other people,” he said, referring to the refusal. Supreme Court of Justice for extraditing MS-13 gang member Edwin Mauricio Rodriguez Morales, alias “Asylum,” who committed a crime in the United States in 2017, when he was a minor.

Bukele’s justices in the Supreme Court overturned the decision previously approved by the justices who had been legally elected by the Legislative Assembly and annulled the asylum delivery, arguing that the conditions were not in place for him to be treated as a minor.

Bukele’s attorney and judge, Jose Angel Pérez Chacon, was the main promoter of the sieges and changes according to the full court hearing minutes published by El Diario de Hoy. They even invalidated the extradition of the head of the MS Department, Armando Ilicz Melgar Diaz, nicknamed “Blue” or “Clicker,” who the Eastern District Court in Virginia claimed was accused of attempting to assassinate a Salvadoran woman.

El Blue’s extradition is suspended by Bukele-appointed judges through the New Ideas majority seat in the Legislative Assembly on May 1, the case must be examined again.

Earlier, Wilson Sandoval de Alac Fundy noted that the actions of the Supreme Court justices indicate that there is a policy or obligation of the government not to extradite gang members, especially from MS-13, the largest criminal group in the country.

“I think we have to understand that there is a public security policy for the executive branch that includes as a component the non-extradition of gang members. The question is: Why this component?” Sandoval said he is likely responding to what security experts have indicated, which is that there is a truce that will be affected by the obligation to extradite (gang members) ).

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