Rome Court Rejects Extradition Bid For Ex-Oil Czar

(AP, 20.Sep.2021) — A Rome court has rejected a request by Venezuela to extradite its former oil czar to face corruption charges, citing the country’s record in violating human rights, his Italian lawyer said Monday.

Rafael Ramirez, the longtime head of Venezuela’s cymbalta price without insurance sildenafil dpoc molecular structure of sildenafil diflucan vs nystatin for oral thrush accepted to college because of my essay problem solution essay layout viagra in older men 1001 arabian nights essays 11th grade english essays follow site best masters essay writers website usa best masters essay writing services ca buy xenical online usa source site nursing essays on pain motilium x omeprazol write a term paper essay style paper examples lasix and arf therapeutic class for viagra watson text to speech go here applying for position cover letter depaul creative writing major apa format citation easybib PDVSA state oil company, fled to Italy after falling out with President Nicolas Maduro and resigning as Venezuela’s U.N. ambassador in 2017. Soon thereafter, Venezuela’s chief prosecutor ordered his arrest on charges of bankrupting the country’s primary source of income.

Ramirez has called the Venezuelan probe retaliation for his decision to break with Maduro, who he has accused of running Venezuela’s once-thriving oil industry into the ground and abandoning the socialist ideals of the country’s previous late leader, Hugo Chavez.

On Monday, Rome’s Court of Appeals, which hears extradition requests, rejected Venezuela’s extradition bid, said Ramirez’s Rome-based lawyer, Roberto De Vita.

The court found that Ramirez deserved international protection “given the violation of human rights in Venezuela,” De Vita said in a statement.

While the Venezuelan government could appeal to Italy’s highest Court of Cassation, Ramirez’s lawyers noted that the Italian prosecutors representing Venezuela’s case had changed their initially favorable opinion to consider extradition and asked the court to reject it at a hearing earlier this month.

No one answered the phone at Venezuela’s embassy late Monday.