Re Coronado

EmisorCorte Federal (Venezuela)
Número de expedienteCase No. 85
Venezuela, Federal and Cassation Court.
Case No. 85
In re Coronado et Al.

Extradition — Procedure of — Preliminary Examination of the Charge — The Law of Venezuela.

The Facts.—Colombia sought the extradition of Pedro Luis Coronado and Víctor Vargas Gutiérrez. Colombian nationals, on charges of homicide, robbery and other offences, Colombia and Venezuela were bound by the Bolivarian Treaty of Extradition of 1911. A political element attached to the charges because the acts charged took place during a period of civil strife in Colombia.

Held: that extradition mast be refused. On examining the proofs submitted by Colombia with the extradition request, the Court was not satisfied of the identification of the fugitives with the commission of the alleged offences, nor with the credibility of the...

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