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That's my nine year old contractor says he is the source of the leaks Edwards started fleeing to Hong Kong international criminal defense lawyer Douglas McNabb -- is nice to see is there.
-- this man has said now admitted to to the leaking of violation of the law he has fled to Hong Kong.
If the United States wants to get him back to Hong Kong and prosecuted what does United States have to depth.
Well first of all -- got to prosecute him you've got to have an arrest warrant so the US government would seek.
-- -- an indictment.
From a federal grand jury.
They would give an arrest warrant I suspect there would -- the court to see you -- that is not make a -- republic record billion dogma -- arrest warrant because I wouldn't want him denial.
That they've indicted him and the US government is gonna do two things number one.
Do that by word to send over either by diplomatic channels or law enforcement -- provisional.
Arrest warrant which is a temporary arrest warrant.
Provided for in the extradition treaty between Hong Kong and the united starts.
There would be seeking to have mr.
-- Arrested and detained up to sixty days that would give the US government -- -- follow full blown petition for extradition.
Once he's an extradition proceedings.
Then he -- two choices you can -- waive extradition and return to the US and stand trial.
Or -- can challenge you can fight that extradition so that's the first fund that the government could do and the second thing is that the government could go to.
Interpol and the city requested a -- -- -- -- to request Interpol probably -- France.
To issue an international fugitive red notice.
That red notices sent to a hundred -- countries.
And amended he tries to check putting -- hundred -- cousins on.
And they have -- -- it's never does not think ME ST out he does -- Lisa you we've understood this in his left the hotel excess of the ports -- nobody knows where he is in Hong Kong when there's even left Hong Kong and headed for someplace else.
Is there any way that they think -- that he be detained at all in Hong Kong to be still there absent an indictment here in the United States.
Well he could what -- what potentially could happen is that Hong Kong.
Revoke his apiece I suspect that he's there on the tourist -- business for you -- some fun.
But to revoke that -- find that he's in the country illegally and then deport him either formally deport him.
Or as we've seen in some places that -- in the formally deported by taking into the airport.
A New -- Marshal service -- waiting to bring about the besides if there's an indictment but by doing an indictment -- could just deport him but after revoking -- recent -- wanted to do power.
And I and I suspect that the country is actually quite cooperative that treaties between them on this day and extradition if -- pleased another country one that we have an extradition treaty with that would make it a little bit easier to bring him back as if he goes to a country where we have trading.
Well of course we've got this treaty -- if we don't have a treaty extradition treaty with China we do with with Hong Kong.
And there are provisions in that treaty that would provide for his return if the apparently he has admitted to committing the crime -- in fact -- has has committed it.
But there's also other requirements of dual criminality and and other issues that US government would have to be able to establish -- -- extradition proceeding.
Thank you -- yes -- My pleasure -- so much.
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