Will Shabbar Abbas Be Extradited?

Saman Abbas was a young Pakistani woman living in Italy who was murdered in April of 2021, and is thought to have been honor-killed by her relatives. Saman’s father Shabbar Abbas absconded to Pakistan shortly after her death, and Italian prosecutors have been attempting to extradite him since last summer. The government of Pakistan kept putting up obstacles, but now a Pakistani judge has given the go-ahead for the extradition. Mr. Abbas can still appeal the decision to a higher level, however.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from ANSA:

Saman: Yes from Pakistani judge to extradition of father

Now Shabbar Abbas will be able to appeal to the High Court of Islamabad

July 4, 2023

The ruling magistrate of the district court of Islamabad has expressed a favorable opinion on the extradition of Shabbar Abbas, the father of Saman, the 18-year-old who died at Novellara and who, according to the prosecutor of Reggio Emilia, was killed by her parent and four other relatives.

According to what has been learned, the judge rejected the defense’s latest bail request.

Now Abbas will be able to challenge the decision to the High Court of Islamabad. The final decision will be with the Pakistani Ministry of Justice.

See also this English-language article from ANSA (hat tip Reader from Chicago).

Previous posts about the honor killing of Saman Abbas:

2021   Jun   5   Honor Killing in Novellara
        14   The Honor Killing of Saman Abbas
        17   “She Must Die”
    Sep   30   Another Arrest in the Saman Abbas Case
    Dec   31   A Bone Fragment From Saman Abbas?
2022   Feb   14   Another Cousin of Saman Abbas Arrested
    Mar   26   Saman Abbas’ Cousin Clams Up
    Apr   5   Has Saman Abbas’ Skull Been Found?
    Sep   26   A Mother’s Role in an Honor Killing
        29   The Trail Leads to Pakistan
    Nov   18   Father of Saman Abbas Arrested in Pakistan
        20   Has Saman Abbas’ Body Been Found?
        20   Saman’s Uncle Danish Spills the Beans
2023   Feb   10   The Murderers of Saman Abbas Go On Trial
        23   Who Killed Saman Abbas?
    May   13   Saman’s Dad Gets to Stay in Pakistan