Judge: Isabel Peron extradition will be lengthy

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BUENOS AIRES -- The extradition of former Argentine President Isabel Peron from Spain in an investigation of 1970s death squad killings will take at least a year if it happens at all, a federal judge said Monday.

Judge Norberto Oyarbide said that if Spain's justice system ultimately rules against extraditing Peron, who is living in Madrid, he would press for a trial in Spain as a final recourse, He cited a bilateral treaty that he said would allow for such prosecution...

The arrest of Peron, 75, earlier this month marked the expansion of Argentina's human rights investigations beyond dictatorship-era crimes to death squads that terrorized the nation prior to the 1976 coup.

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