Dichter urges Argentina to extradite Israeli cabbie's murderer

December 25, 2007 10:30


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Public Security Minister Avi Dichter on Tuesday asked Argentina to extradite Moshe Ben Ivgi, who murdered taxi driver Derek Roth in 1994. Dichter made the request during a meeting in Jerusalem with Argentinean prosecutor Alberto Nisman. Nisman responded that he would examine Dichter's appeal when he returned to Argentina. Ben-Ivgi, and his friend, Arbel Aloni, confessed to hailing Roth's cab at random, directing him to an isolated location and then shooting the English-born cabdriver in the back of the head for no reason other than amusement. At their trial, the two were found guilty and each sentenced to 16 years in jail. 10 years later, Ben-Ivgi managed, while out of jail on furlough, to flee the country using a forged passport.

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