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14 August 2009

Associated Press

BANGKOK — Thai prosecutors announced Thursday they plan to challenge a lower court ruling that rejected a U.S. request to extradite suspected Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. That means Bout, 42, dubbed the "Merchant of Death" for allegedly shipping arms that have fueled conflicts in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, will spend several more months in a Thai jail pending the appeal. He had hoped for release as early as Friday. Bout was arrested in March 2008... (GunPolicy.org)

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