Is it true that Victor’s arrest in Thailand is being challenged for being illegal because the Americans acted without the knowledge or authorization of Thai authorities?
Yes, this is true. Victor was arrested without a warrant or any legal grounds. The US warrant against him was issued 4 days after his arrest. The American agents acted without the knowledge or authorization of Thai authorities. Thai police was called into the scene by the hotel management, and they arrived and took control of the situation as the American agents were trying to kidnap Victor Bout to the US.
RT’s contributor Wayne Madsen says the U.S. has worked with Victor Bout, the so called „Merchant of Death“ on numerous occassions. This is why they are after him, and will continue to pursue his extradition from Thailand.
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