Yearly Archives: 2018

21st Dec 2018

Vijay Mallya confirms he will appeal against his extradition order

Last week, Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot, the Chief Magistrate, decided that Dr Vijay Mallya could be extradited to India.  You can read our coverage of that decision here. It has now been confirmed by Dr Mallya’s legal team that a notice of appeal against that decision will be served at the High Court.  Until […]

20th Dec 2018

New Zealand Supreme Court to hear Kim Dotcom final appeal

The internet entrepreneur known as Kim Dotcom, born Kim Schmitz, and three of his ex-colleagues  (Mathias Ortmann, Bran van der Kolk and Finn Botato) will now have their extradition appeals heard in the New Zealand Supreme Court. The four men were originally arrested, in 2012, during a police raid in Auckland. They have been charged, […]

20th Dec 2018

Greek Supreme Court orders the extradition of Alexander Vinnik to France

On 19th December 2018, the Greek Supreme Court ordered the extradition of Alexander Vinnik to France despite competing extradition requests from Russia and the US. Mr Vinnik was originally arrested, in July 2017, after the US requested his extradition to face charges of laundering more than $4 billion on a bitcoin trading platform. French authorities […]

30th Nov 2018

Turkey reacts to UK’s Ipek ruling

On 28th November 2018, we reported that Westminster Magistrates’ Court ruled that Hamdi Akin Ipek and his co-accused  Ali Celik and Talip Buyuk should not be extradited to Turkey. You can read our coverage of the decision here. In his ruling, Judge John Zani, explained that he had “serious reservations about the current state of […]

26th Nov 2018

INTERPOL President Kim Jong-yang promises closer cooperation between INTERPOL members to fight global security threats

On 23rd November 2018, newly elected President of INTERPOL, Kim Jong-yang, promised to use his new position to balance power between national police forces in order to increase cooperation between the members of INTERPOL when investigating global security threats. He said:  “among the 194-member states, some have excellent police power, while others have weak police […]

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