In violation of international law, the US is seeking to extradite and imprison foreign businesspeople for circumventing its unilateral sanctions.
Washington’s targets — who have essentially been kidnapped — include a Venezuelan government envoy buying food for his people, a North Korean businessman seeking basic goods, and a top executive of China’s tech giant Huawei…
These are political cases, disguised as criminal cases. The “crime” is the violation of US sanctions – illegal according to the United Nations – by non-US citizens living outside the United States.
The US government is flaunting international law by charging these […] individuals for legal business between nations that violates illegal US coercive measures. All three represent the interests of governments that Washington seeks to crush, and the detentions of all three is the equivalent of hostage taking.
These cases open the door for the United States to charge and extradite any person in the world on baseless allegations of “organized crime, money laundering, or financing of terrorism,” if they engage in perfectly legal international trade which the US government declares to violate its unilateral sanctions.