WORLD : Extradition of Dictator's Son Asked

From Times Wire Services

Paraguay has asked Brazil to extradite Gustavo Stroessner, the son of former dictator Alfredo Stroessner, on fraud charges, a Brazilian Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

Spokesman Ruy Nogueira said Monday night the request had been made by the Paraguayan Embassy last Friday.

Air Force Col. Gustavo Stroessner went to Brazil with his father, who was toppled in a Feb. 3 coup. The former dictator was given political asylum in Brazil in May. Foreign Ministry officials said his son had not been granted asylum.

Several former ministers and high-ranking officials who served during Stroessner's 34-year rule, also face charges in Paraguay similar to those laid against his son.

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