Venckiene v. US

(United States Seventh Circuit) – District judge’s denial of stay in an extradition treaty request affirmed, where the political offense exception in the Lithuania-US extradition treaty did not apply, the magistrate judge did not abuse discretion in finding probable cause that petitioner committed crimes, petitioner did not provide detailed evidence of “atrocious punishment” in Lithuanian prison, and the Secretary of State’s decision to grant extradition did not violate petitioner’s constitutional right to due process. Petitioner was charged with family/domestic offenses related to the police capture of her niece, where Petitioner alleged niece was subjected to molestation by niece’s mother and Lithuanian government officials.