Monthly Archives: August 2015

28th Aug 2015

Navinder Singh Sarao Update: Sarao Fails to Postpone Extradition Hearing

On 28 August 2015, District Judge Quentin Purdy, sitting in Westminster Magistrates’ Court, rejected the application by Mr Sarao’s legal team to delay his extradition hearing to a date after September 2015. A report is here. Previous posts are available here. Mr Sarao’s lawyer submitted, inter alia, that more time was needed to obtain expert […]

20th Aug 2015

Extradition of Suspected Murderer of Jennifer Dornan a Possibility

On 10 August 2015, it was reported that the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), is considering seeking the extradition of a man suspected of murdering Jennifer Dornan in her home, from Mountjoy Prison, in the Republic of Ireland. A report is here. On 2 August 2015, Ms Dornan was stabbed in her home in […]

20th Aug 2015

General Karenzi Karake Update: UK Free Spy Chief

On 10 August 2015, Senior District Judge Riddle dismissed the case against General Karenzi Karake, whose extradition from the United Kingdom was sought by Spain, for war crimes committed against Spanish nationals in Rwanda in the 1990s. A report is here. A previous blog is here. CPS Statement Following a hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, […]

7th Aug 2015

Emmanuel Okoyomon Update: Okoyomon Requests Bail

On 5 August 2015, it was reported that a hearing to consider Emmanuel Okoyomon’s request for bail has been adjourned to 12 August 2015, following an objection raised by counsel for the Attorney General of the Federation of Nigeria. A report is here. Background As outlined in a previous blog, on 4 May 2014, the […]

6th Aug 2015

Spanish Judicial Authority v Arranz [2015] EWHC 2305

On 31 July 2015, the High Court upheld the appeal of convicted terrorist, Antonio Arranz, who faced extradition from the United Kingdom to Spain, finding that the extradition bar under section 12A of the Extradition Act 2003 (EA 2003) (of no final decision to charge or try) had been met. The judgment is here. Background […]

6th Aug 2015

Palestine Applies for INTERPOL Membership

On 4 August 2015, the Palestine News & Info Agency reported that Palestine has applied to join INTERPOL. The report is here. The application was signed by the Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah. 135 states have recognised Palestinian statehood to date. Israel rejects such recognition, arguing that a state is created through negotiations only.  

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