Mozambique Challenges Ruling on Extradition of Former Finance Minister

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Thursday, November 17, 2022
Alex Mostaghimi

On October 20, 2022, Mozambique filed papers to South Africa’s supreme court of appeal to challenge a ruling that called for the extradition of the nation’s former finance minister, Michael (sometimes Manuel) Chang, to the United States.  The charges against Chang stem from the Hidden Debts scandal and his prosecution has been a point of international tension between Mozambique and the United States.  This is Mozambique’s third bid for Chang’s extradition.[1]

[1] Emsie Ferreira, Mozambique Again Tries to Halt Former Minister’s Extradition to the U.S., MAILGUARDIAN, October 20, 2022.