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Pakistan demands extradition of rebel leader

The Pakistani government has asked Switzerland to extradite rebel leader Bramdagh Bugti.

This content was published on September 13, 2011 - 08:58
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Islamabad has charged the 30-year-old with numerous terrorist attacks in the province of Balochistan.

According to an article in a Pakistani newspaper on Sunday, the Swiss government has been given "evidence" of alleged subversive activities by Bugti.

The Federal Migration Office has declined to comment on Bugti’s application for asylum.

"For reasons of data protection we cannot comment on any pending asylum procedures," said the office in a statement on Monday.

Bugti is the head of the separatist Balochistan Republican Party. After some years on the run, he and his wife and four children ended up in Geneva.

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