Monthly Archives: February 2018

27th Feb 2018

Czech court orders release of man wanted by Turkey

We previously reported that Turkish politician Salih Muslim had been arrested in the Czech Republic on an Interpol Red Notice issued by Turkey (see previous blog). A Czech court has now ruled that he should be released. Turkey intends to make a formal request for his extradition, and accuses him of disrupting the state and […]

21st Feb 2018

Catalan leader Anna Gabriel flees to Switzerland

Anna Gabriel, a leader of the Catalan separatist movement in Spain, has fled to Switzerland before she was due to appear at Spain’s Supreme Court as part of an ongoing investigation into sedition, rebellion, and misuse of public funds by former Catalan public officials. The Supreme Court has yet to make a decision on whether […]

20th Feb 2018

US withdraws extradition request for Lauri Love

The US has withdrawn its request that the UK extradite Lauri Love, who is charged by the US with hacking into several government agencies and stealing large amounts of data in 2012 and 2013. However, the US agreed with the UK High Court’s recent finding that extradition would be oppressive to Mr Love’s mental and […]

13th Feb 2018

Suspected Russian fraudster wanted by the US arrested in Thailand

Sergey Medvedev, a Russian man accused by the United States of founding online criminal network Infraud Organisation, has been arrested in Thailand and is facing extradition to the US. Infraud Organisation is said to have facilitated identity theft and fraud, allowing its members to trade financial information such as stolen credit card details. The US […]

12th Feb 2018

Mikheil Saakashvili deported from Ukraine

Mikheil Saakashvili, former president of Georgia, has been deported from Ukraine to Poland. He lost his Georgian citizenship when he became a citizen of Ukraine in 2015, and was stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship by Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko in July last year. Ukraine twice turned down extradition requests for Mr Saakashvili from Georgia, but […]

9th Feb 2018

“No legal obstacles” to continuing Saakashvili extradition process, says Ukraine’s Minister of Justice

Ukraine’s Minister of Justice, Pavlo Petrenko, said this week that “there are no legal obstacles” to continuing the extradition procedure concerning former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili. Mr Saakashvili was stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship in 2017, 2 years after former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko granted it and appointed him governor of Odessa Oblast, and Georgia […]

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