UNCLAS SAN SALVADOR 000428
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KCRM KJUS ES
SUBJECT: EL SALVADOR: COURT AFFIRMS ARREST ORDER OF JOSE
MARVIN MARTINEZ FOR EXTRADITION
REF: SAN SALVADOR 00259
Â¶1. (U) On April 3, post received a copy of the March 10
judicial decision of the ad interim 12th Justice of the Peace
Mario Mardoqueo Menjivar Miranda, regarding the USG request
for the extradition of Jose Marvin MARTINEZ. Justice
Mardoqueo affirmed Martinez's provisional arrest order for
the purpose of extradition.
Â¶2. (U) Justice Mardoqueo also granted three working days to
the parties, once they have been summoned, to express their
positions on the US extradition request. The GOES has not
issued a formal response to this decision.
Â¶3. (U) MARTINEZ was arrested in Sonsonate, El Salvador on
January 11, 2008 based on a US extradition request. A
January 16 judicial decision affirmed the seizure of several
items in the fugitive's possession at the time of the arrest.