U.S. Extradition Request for Nelson Mandela’s Son-in-Law Denied

A U.S. extradition request for the son-in-law of Nelson Mandela on rapes charges has been thrown out by a South African magistrate.

Tefo Myambo said there was “clearly no substance” to the 17-year-old charges faced by Dr. Isaac King Amuah and that “even by the standards of the Americans themselves,” he never would have been convicted.

Ghanaian Dr. Amuah, 55, who is married to Mandela’s oldest daughter Makaziwe, was charged in 1993 with sexual assault and unlawful restraint after a mature student at Manchester Technical College in Hartford, Connecticut, where he was a professor, claimed he raped her three times.

He was released on bail by the U.S. authorities and allowed to returned to South Africa several times over the following year. In 1994, when he tried to return to America, he was refused a visa by U.S. authorities.

The U.S. administered the extradition request December of last year.

Douglas McNabb and other members of the firm practice and write extensively on matters involving Federal Criminal Defense, INTERPOL Litigation, International Extradition and OFAC SDN Litigation.

The author of this blog is Douglas McNabb. Please feel free to contact him directly at mcnabb@mcnabbassociates.com or at one of the offices listed above.

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