Monthly Archives: June 2015

30th Jun 2015

Szegfu v Court of Pecs Hungary [2015] EWHC 1764 (Admin)

On 24 June 2015, the Divisional Court dismissed an appeal against the extradition of the Hungarian national, Norbert Szegfu. In its judgment, the Court considered the reach of section 26(5) of Extradition Act 2003 (EA 2003), and the Court’s new power to relax the seven-day notice period for extradition appeals, for the first time. The […]

29th Jun 2015

General Karenzi Karake Fights Extradition to Spain

General Karenzi Karake, the head of the Rwandan National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), has vowed to fight extradition from the United Kingdom to Spain. General Karake was arrested in London on 20 June 2015, pursuant to a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) issued by the Spanish authorities. He is accused of: ordering massacres in Rwanda, […]

26th Jun 2015

Zain Dean Fights Extradition to Taiwan

Zain Dean will challenge his extradition from Scotland to Taiwan on the basis of Taiwanese prison conditions, according to reports this week. In July 2012, Mr Dean was convicted of manslaughter, driving under the influence of alcohol, and of committing a hit-and-run offence, in relation to the death of a man in Taipei in 2010. […]

19th Jun 2015

“Flash Crash” Trader Reveals His Defence to Extradition

Navinder Singh Sarao, the British day-trader sought by the United States’ authorities for his involvement in the 2010 US “flash crash”, has disclosed the basis on which he intends to contest extradition. Mr Sarao is facing 22 charges by the US Department of Justice, encompassing wire and commodities fraud, commodities manipulation and ‘spoofing’, totalling £25m. […]

18th Jun 2015

Blaj & Ors v Court of Alesd, Romania & Ors [2015] EWHC 1710

The Administrative Court in Blaj & Others held that first, a ‘conviction’ European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is not invalid where it fails to give the date of conviction and sentence and second, conditions in Romanian prisons do not breach Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Thirdly, in two appeals, extradition was […]

18th Jun 2015

Kolodziej v Regional Court in Lublin (Poland) [2015] EWHC 1639 (Admin)

In a decision of the Administrative Court, an appeal against orders for extradition to Poland on grounds of specialty, and oppression due to passage of time, and the right to private and family life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) was dismissed. The judgment is here. Mr Kolodziej was convicted […]

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