Iraq slams Germany for circumventing justice to extradite murder suspect

Iraq has expressed anger with both the governments of Germany and its own autonomous Kurdish region for extraditing a man suspected of raping and murdering a 14-year-old girl in the city of Wiesbaden last month.

There is no extradition treaty between Baghdad and Berlin, and Iraq has accused the German government of making a deal with Kurdish authorities before Baghdad could process the extradition request for the suspect, known only as Ali B.. The German Foreign Ministry eschewed the criticism, however, saying that "we have not received any official notice," of protest from Iraqi officials, despite a statement of disapproval from their counterparts in Baghdad.

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