Monthly Archives: July 2015

13th Jul 2015

Ministry of Justice in Taiwan Pursue Extradition of Zain Dean

On 11 July 2015, it was reported that the Ministry of Justice in Taiwan is still attempting to extradite Zain Dean from the UK, in relation to a conviction for manslaughter and related offences, committed in 2010. Reports are here and here. A previous blog is here. It has been reported that the British government […]

13th Jul 2015

No Decision in Jason Forde Extradition

On 10 July 2015, the extradition hearing of Jason Forde, a nurse whose extradition from Barbados is sought by United Kingdom authorities, in relation to an allegation of sexual conduct with a person with a mental disorder in the UK, was adjourned to 17 September 2015. A report is here. Mr Forde, a resident of […]

13th Jul 2015

FIFA Corruption Investigation Update: Jeffrey Webb and Jack Warner

Jeffrey Webb On 9 July 2015, it was widely reported that a FIFA official, believed to be former vice president Jeffrey Webb, has agreed to be extradited from Switzerland to the United States. A report is here. A previous blog on the FIFA corruption investigation is here. Mr Webb was one of seven FIFA officials […]

10th Jul 2015

Lezon v Regional Court In Tarnow, Poland [2015] EWHC 1908 (Admin)

On 7 July 2015, the High Court dismissed the appeal of Wieslaw Kazimierz Lezon, against his extradition from the United Kingdom to Poland, to serve two sentences of 18 months’ imprisonment, for fraud committed in 2001 and 2002. The Court held that his extradition would not violate Articles 6 or 8 of the European Convention […]

10th Jul 2015

Tunisia Refuses to Extradite Terrorism Suspects

On 7 July 2015, the Prime Minister of Tunisia, Habib Essid stated that the country will refuse to extradite any of its nationals, in relation to the beach attack in Port El Kantaoui that killed thirty-eight people, including 30 British nationals. A report is here. In a televised interview, Mr Essid stated: “Tunisia has no intention of […]

6th Jul 2015

France Rejects Julian Assange’s Alleged Request for Asylum

On 3 June 2015, it was reported that France has refused to grant Julian Assange asylum. Mr Assange has denied making the request. The original report published in the French newspaper, Le Monde, is here (French language). In an open letter written to President François Hollande, Mr Assange reportedly requested asylum in France, as a […]

3rd Jul 2015

Extradition of Emmanuel Okoyomon to the UK Stayed in Nigeria

On Friday 26 June 2015, the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, in Nigeria, granted a stay on the order to extradite Emmanuel Okoyomon, to the United Kingdom. The Court rejected his bail application, pending the outcome of his appeal. A report is here. Background Mr Okoyomon is a former Managing Director of the Nigerian Security […]

2nd Jul 2015

US Seeks Extradition of 7 FIFA Officials from Switzerland

On 1 July 2015, the Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) in Switzerland received a formal request from the United States to extradite seven FIFA officials, arrested on corruption charges on 27 May 2015. The FOJ press release is here. The seven FIFA officials are among 14 defendants sought in relation to a 47-count US indictment […]

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