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Oppah Muchinguri, Zimbabwe's Environmental Minister, has called for the extradition of Walter Palmer from the United States.


Palmer's first appointment back is going to be super awkward. (via Getty)

Zimbabwe wants the U.S. to send Walter Palmer back so they can prosecute him, if you couldn't already tell by the nine million "the hunter has become the hunted" headlines in the news recently. According to Muchinguri:

"The illegal killing was deliberate. [...] We are appealing to the responsible authorities for his extradition to Zimbabwe so that he can be held accountable for his illegal actions."

People are unsure, however, whether or not the request is actually going to be honored. Even though the U.S. signed an extradition treaty with Zimbabwe in 1998, no American has actually been extradited as a result of this treaty. And even though Palmer meets the criteria for extradition, most Zimbabwe courts impose a fine before considering a jail term.

Sources: Reuters UK | Washington Post | CNN