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Alleged Russian arms smuggler Viktor Bout listens to a reporter's question from inside a cell at a criminal court in Bangkok, Monday, Oct. 4, 2010. Bout arrived at the Bangkok court Monday in a bulletproof vest for a crucial hearing that could finally determine if he will be extradited to the United States. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

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A unit of Thai commandos guard an entrance while providing security at the compound of a criminal court after the arrival of Viktor Bout, an alleged Russian arms smuggler, in Bangkok, Monday, Oct. 4, 2010. Bout arrived at the Bangkok court Monday in a bulletproof vest for a crucial hearing that could finally determine if he will be extradited to the United States. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

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Viktor Bout, a suspected Russian arms dealer, arrives at court in Bangkok on Friday to hear an appeals court extradition decision requested by the U.S. (Associated Press)

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Viktor Bout, a suspected Russian arms dealer, listens to reporter's questions from inside a court cell at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Aug. 20, 2010. An appeals court ruled in favor of a U.S. request to extradite the elusive Russian businessman dubbed "The Merchant of Death." (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

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Viktor Bout, a suspected Russian arms dealer, is led to a court room at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Aug. 20, 2010. An appeals court backed a U.S. request to extradite the elusive Russian businessman dubbed "The Merchant of Death." (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

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Viktor Bout, a suspected Russian arms dealer, is escorted by prison officials as he arrives at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Aug. 20, 2010. An appeals court granted a U.S. request to extradite the elusive Russian businessman dubbed "The Merchant of Death." (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

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Viktor Bout, a suspected Russian arms dealer, left, walks past newsmen as he arrives at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Aug. 20, 2010. An appeals court in Thailand ordered Mr. Bout's extradition to the United States. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

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Viktor Bout, a suspected Russian arms dealer, speaks with reporters from inside the court cell at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Aug. 20, 2010. An appeals court in Thailand ordered Mr. Bout's extradition to the United States. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

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Viktor Bout, a suspected Russian arms dealer, listens to reporter's questions from inside a court cell at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Aug. 20, 2010. An appeals court in Thailand ordered his extradition to the United States on Friday. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)