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Spain to extradite asylum seeker to risk of torture in Kazakhstan

Headline Title:  Spain to extradite asylum seeker to risk of torture in Kazakhstan 19 February 2014 Spain must refrain from forcibly returning Aleksandr Pavlov to Kazakhstan, Amnesty International said today, shortly after learning of the Spanish government’s decision to authorize his extradition.“The Spanish government has decided to extradite Aleksandr Pavlov to Kazakhstan despite credible evidence that he would risk torture upon his return. If they send Aleksandr Pavlov back, they will violate Spain’s international legal obligations,” said Julia Hall, criminal justice expert at…

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