December 09, 2023

US judge approves extradition of American who raided DPRK embassy in Spain

Christopher Ahn is now one step closer to extradition to Madrid, but higher court could still intervene

A former U.S. Marine who participated in a 2019 raid of North Korea’s embassy in Spain is eligible for extradition to face trial in Madrid, a U.S. judge ruled on Monday, the latest development in a years-long court battle that some experts say could have life-or-death consequences for the defendant.

But in an unusual twist, U.S. Magistrate Judge Jean Rosenbluth called for a higher court to overrule her decision and save Christopher Ahn from extradition.