Yearly Archives: 2015

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 […]

2nd Jul 2015

Former War Commander Extradited to Bosnia

On Friday 26 June 2015, the Swiss government extradited the former Bosniak military commander, Naser Orić, to Bosnia and Herzegovina for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity, according to a statement issued by the Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FOJ). The press release is here. Background On 2 February 2014, a Red Notice was […]

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. […]

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