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Taken Questions
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
April 24, 2003
Question Taken at April 24, 2003 Daily Press Briefing

Colombia: Extradition to the United States of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Terrorist Nelson Vargas Rueda, alias "The Pig." (Taken Question)

Question: What is our opinion of the decision by Colombia’s Supreme Court to extradite, to the United States, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia terrorist Nelson Vargas Rueda, alias “The Pig?”

Answer: We are pleased by the Colombian Supreme Court’s courageous decision to find Mr. Vargas Rueda extraditable to the United States. Mr. Vargas is wanted for his participation in the murder of three American citizen indigenous rights activists in Colombia in 1999. The Uribe Administration has also been active in pursuing, in Colombia, fugitives sought by the United States justice system.

Released on April 24, 2003

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