Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 76A.djvu/650

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-554Subchapter III—Extradition of Fugitives From Republic of Panama § 5081. Delivery to Panama of offenders who seek refuge in Canal Zone All persons who have been condemned, prosecuted or accused before the courts of the Republic of Panama as authors or accomplices of crimes, transgressions or offenses against the laws of that Republic, who seek refuge in the Canal Zone, shall be, upon apprehension, taken into custody by the authorities of the Canal Zone and delivered to the authorities of the Republic of Panama, upon the demand of the Government of that Republic and compliance with the procedure prescribed in this subchapter. § 5082. Discretion as to delivery of citizen of United States The Government of the Canal Zone may decline compliance with a demand of the Government of the Republic of Panama for the arrest and delivery to the authorities of that Republic of a fugitive from the justice of the Republic of Panama when the fugitive is a citizen of the United States. The discretion reserved shall be exercised by the Governor of the Canal Zone. § 5083. Person under accusation or sentence in Canal Zone If the person whose arrest and delivery is demanded is accused of, or under sentence for, a crime, transgression or offense committed in the Canal Zone, he may not be delivered to the authorities of the Republic of Panama until he has been acquitted or pardoned, or has undergone his sentence pursuant to the laws of the Canal Zone. § 5084. Prosecution for graver offense If, in the course of the proceedings in the courts of the Republic of Panama, in the case to which the arrest and delivery appertain, it appears that probable cause exists for believing the delinquent guilty of another and graver offense against the laws of the Republic of Panama than that which gave rise to the request for his apprehension and delivery, the Government of that Republic may prosecute the fugitive for suon other offense after notice to that effect to the Government of the Canal Zone. § 5085. Form of demand for arrest and delivery A demand for the arrest and delivery of a fugitive from the justice of the Republic of Panama, pursuant to the terms of this subchapter, will be complied with when made in writing and signed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama, or by his direction, and presented to the Governor of the Canal Zone. If the demand is for a condemned and fugitive criminal, it shall be accompanied by a duly certified copy of sentence pronounced by a court of competent jurisdiction, and, as far as possible, a description of the fugitive sought to be reclaimed. § 5086. Telegraphic request for detention I n case of urgency, where there are reasonable grounds for fearing that the fugitive may avoid apprehension, his detention may be asked for by telegraph. § 5087. Procedure for arrest and detention The arrest and detention shall be accomplished in the manner and by the officials prescribed by the laws of the Canal Zone. § 5088. Term of detention Detentions authorized by this subchapter may not continue longer than 15 days, during which the procedure for securing the delivery of the fugitive to the authorities of the Republic of Panama shall bie completed.