ATHENS, Greece | Greece refuses to extradite slain reporter’s source to Malta

14Jun - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s Supreme Court has rejected a second bid by Malta for the extradition of a Russian whistleblower who helped a murdered Maltese journalist investigate money-laundering in high places.

Thursday’s ruling upheld an earlier decision in April by a lower court, which had judged the Maltese extradition request bid vague and irregular.

The island nation had wanted to arrest former bank employee Maria Efimova for allegedly providing false evidence that could lead to another’s conviction, making false accusations to authorities and theft.

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