Will my father be extradited after he has finished serving a prison sentence?
Q My father has four months left on his prison sentence in the UAE but another country has requested his extradition. Will he be extradited?
AThe terms of the UAE have to be met for any successful extradition to another country.
Federal Law No 39 of 2006 governs the extradition of criminals, terms and conditions to be applied when delivering a suspect and they are set out in Article 7.
These state that if a criminal’s remaining sentence is less than six months in prison, the UAE will not give him back to the requesting country. It also states that where a criminal escapes from prison and comes to the UAE, the UAE will only give him back if he has six months or more imprisonment to complete.
This means that any outstanding sentence on the suspect that is less than six months in length, chances are the UAE will not extradite that person, as it does not meet the condition contained in the law. Under these circumstances, there is a good chance that your father will remain in the UAE and not be extradited to the other country.
What is the difference between a red notice and a blue notice from Interpol? My friend has learned Interpol has issued a notice but cannot confirm if it is red or blue.
Interpol issues various kinds of notices depending on the nature of the crime and its resulting seriousness. These are divided into red, blue, green, orange, yellow, black and children’s notices.
The red notice means the suspect is a serious criminal and allows the member country to pursue the suspect, keeping an eye on them and temporarily arresting them until their country asks for their delivery through diplomatic ways.
This is the most serious notice issued by Interpol and is used only for persons having committed very serious crimes. The blue notice is used when the country is looking for a suspect and does not know where they are.
A blue notice is sent through Interpol and the country in which the suspect lives informs the other country that the suspect is within their borders.
If it can fulfil the general conditions of extradition, the country then conducts a search for the suspect.