“The purpose of an extradition hearing is not to determine the guilt or innocence of the fugitive. It is merely an inquiry to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to warrant sending the fugitive to the demanding State so that he may stand trial…The…extradition judge is not required to weigh the evidence or to decide the credibility of witnesses; his duty is to determine if the evidence would justify the committal of the fugitive for trial if the alleged crime had been committed in Canada. [The fugitive can] point out weaknesses or deficiencies in the evidence of the demanding State…[and] present arguments as to why he should not be extradited [However] the full determination of the fugitive’s rights will take place in the courts of the demanding country. It is a basic assumption of extradition proceedings that the fugitive will receive a fair and just trial in the demanding State. Embedded”


David Bagby, Dance With the Devil: A Memoir of Murder and Loss
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Dance With the Devil: A Memoir of Murder and Loss Dance With the Devil: A Memoir of Murder and Loss by David Bagby
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