Local June 30, 2014 | 8:10 am

Ex Vatican envoy ‘can’t be extradited’ to Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo.- Justice minister Francisco Domínguez on Sunday said the Vienna Convention prevents the extradition of former Vatican envoy Jozef Wesolowski to the Dominican Republic.

"It’s not possible because the Dominican Republic is a signatory to the Vienna Convention, and those accords tacitly rule out any process of arrest and trial in the interior of the country where the crime was committed, they should be tried in the country where the diplomatic representative hails from,” the official said.

He also noted that there’s no extradition treaty between the Vatican and the Dominican Republic.

It was considered that the Vienna Convention ruled out the request for extradition of the accused of child abuse. "The ideal thing would’ve been and our desire is that he be tried here, but the law forbids us."

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