Joran van der Sloot is challenging his extradition from Peru to the United States. His Peruvian lawyer has announced this.
The 35-year-old Dutchman is accused of murdering a student in Peru, but is accused in the United States of extorting money from the family of Natalee Holloway, who disappeared in 2005 after being together in a bar.
Last month, Peru announced it would temporarily extradite van der Sloot to the United States. Delivery is scheduled for next Thursday. Following this, the Dutchman was transferred to a prison in Peru’s capital Lima last weekend.
Initially, van der Sloot did not want to challenge his extradition, but he changed his mind, according to his lawyer Maximo Altes. According to him, this happened after the visit of the staff of the Dutch embassy. They would have convinced him to appeal. It looks like the interim ban will be imposed today or tomorrow.
The Dutch Foreign Ministry did not confirm the embassy’s involvement. A spokesperson says the opposite telegram Could not comment on individual cases. According to the spokesperson, the ministry “provides consular assistance to all Dutch nationals in foreign custody who desire it, including visits”.
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