Yearly Archives: 2017

4th Oct 2017

Nigeria halts pursuit of ex-minister’s extradition in light of ongoing UK investigation

In September, Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) announced that it was seeking the extradition of former petroleum minister Diezani Alison-Madueke from the UK to face allegations of corruption (see previous blog). However, the Nigerian government has now said that it would not be pursuing Ms Alison-Madueke’s extradition for the time being in order […]

3rd Oct 2017

UK court rules that Birmingham imam may be extradited to Spain

A UK court has ruled that Birmingham-based imam Tarik Chadlioui may be extradited to Spain, where he is accused of producing videos encouraging people to fight for ISIL in Syria. His lawyers argued that extraditing him would breach his Article 8 right to a family life, as his family’s sole source of income. However, the […]

29th Sep 2017

Palestine reportedly seeking arrest of exiled former-minister

It is reported that Palestine will seek the arrest of exiled former-minister Mohammed Dahlan, convicted in his absence of stealing public funds, following its acceptance as a member of Interpol (see previous blog).  However, Dahlan believes the charges against him, which were made 2 days after his rival President Abbas removed his parliamentary immunity, to […]

29th Sep 2017

Judge rules that Michal Herba should be extradited to Italy from UK

We previously reported that Michal Herba was challenging Italy’s request that he be extradited from the UK to face allegations of being involved in the kidnapping of model Chloe Ayling. A judge has now ruled against him, and his case will be referred to the High Court. Herba’s lawyers had argued that the entire case […]

29th Sep 2017

Spain says it cannot extradite journalist to Turkey

Spain has said that it will not extradite a Turkish-Swedish journalist to Turkey, following his arrest in August on allegations of links to terrorism. Hamza Yalcin has twice been granted asylum by Sweden, where he gained nationality in 2006, and under Spanish law people with refugee status cannot be extradited.

28th Sep 2017

Turkey suggests extradition exchange with the US

President Erdogan of Turkey has proposed that the US extradite Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen, who Turkey accuses of masterminding an attempted coup in July 2016, in return for jailed US pastor Andrew Brunson. Gulen has reportedly said that he will willingly return from the US to Turkey if his extradition is approved, but believes Turkey […]

28th Sep 2017

Google publishes stats on government requests for user data

Google has published its latest Transparency Report, which presents the statistics for all government requests of user data. The number of these requests has increased from 28,000 in 2010 to over 90,000 in the past year. Over that period, the percentage of these requests that resulted in the production of some data for the requesting […]

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