Australian Magistrate has Denied Ex-US Marine Pilot’s Bid to Block Extradition to the U.S.

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Friday, June 7, 2024
Morinsola Tinubu

           On Friday, May 24, a judge in Sydney, Australia ruled that Daniel Duggan can be extradited to the U.S., rejecting the former U.S. Marines Corps pilot’s bid to block his extradition. Duggan, 55, has spent over 19 months in a maximum-security prison since he was arrested in South Wales, Australia, and is currently awaiting his extradition to the U.S. In 2022, the U.S. District Court unsealed a 2016 indictment detailing Duggan’s alleged crimes. According to the indictment, Duggan is wanted for providing training to Chinese military pilots in South Africa without an appropriate license between 2010 and 2012. If arrested, he faces more than 60 years in prison.