Erdogan delays extradition request for Israeli prisoner

The Times of Israel 15 November 2012
By Stuart Winer

An Israeli man, arrested in Turkey for human sex-trade trafficking, is still waiting to be extradited to Israel two years after his capture by Turkish police, Yedioth Ahronoth reported on Wednesday.

Guy Hassid, 39, was arrested two years ago in Turkish-occupied Cyprus following an international request by Israel to apprehend him on suspicion of trafficking women for the sex industry and money laundering. Investigations found that Hassid, who is married and has a son, was part of an Israeli crime ring that trafficked young women from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Uzbekistan to work in the Cyprus sex trade .

"His transfer to Israel has changed from a legal matter to a political matter,” said Hassid’s attorney Mordechai Tsivin. (continue reading...)