Monthly Archives: July 2018

30th Jul 2018

Mutual legal assistance process for ISIS suspects is halted

On 27th July 2018, the UK suspended the provision of Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) to the US in relation to the intended prosecution of Alexanda Amon Kotey and El Shafee el-Sheikh. Mr Kotey and Mr el-Sheikh are suspected to be members of ISIS who were responsible for the murders of numerous British and American journalists. […]

24th Jul 2018

Catalan Separatists can still be arrested if they return to Spain

Professor Clara Ponsatí, the former Catalan education minister who currently works at St Andrew’s University in Scotland, is back in court today (24th July 2018) attempting to have her case formally discharged after the Spanish Supreme Court withdrew the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) against her. On 19th July 2018, the Spanish Supreme Court Judge, Justice […]

21st Jul 2018

Hamdi Akin Ipek, arrested after extradition request

In May 2018, British police arrested Mr Hamdi Akin Ipek, a prominent Turkish businessman and known critic of President Erdogan. His arrest followed a request for his extradition from Turkey  for offences relating to alleged financial links between his company, Koza-Ipek Ltd, and Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish preacher who the Turkish authorities allege to be […]

13th Jul 2018

Greek Court agrees to extradite Alexander Vinnik to France

Today, a court in Thessaloniki, ordered the extradition of Alexander Vinnik to France. Mr Vinnik’s extradition had also been requested by the US and Russia. Although the court in Thessaloniki decided to extradite Mr Vinnik to France, because there are competing extradition requests it will be the Greek justice minister who will have the final […]

12th Jul 2018

Singapore police allege that Hong Kong declined to extradite Jho Low

Yesterday, police in Singapore released a statement explaining that an arrest warrant was issued, in April 2016, against Mr Low Taek Jho (Jho Low) for offences of money-laundering and dishonestly receiving stolen property. Later in April 2016, a request was sent to the Hong Kong Department of Justice to provisionally arrest Mr Low under the […]

10th Jul 2018

Trevor Horsley: freed from Russian pre-trial detention centre

Yesterday, Mr Trevor Martin Horsley was released from a pretrial detention centre in Russia. His lawyer reported that he was released and was scheduled to fly back to the UK in a matter of hours. His release was ordered after Interpol sent documents from the UAE confirming that Mr Horsley’s criminal charges had been dropped […]

7th Jul 2018

German court authorises extradition of Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to Spain

Today, the German High Court, decided that Carles Puigdemont could be extradited to Spain on charges of embezzlement of public funds but not on the charge of ‘rebellion’. In the European Arrest Warrant, the Spanish judicial authority had requested Mr Puigdemont be extradited to face trial on charges of ‘rebellion.’ However, the German High Court […]

6th Jul 2018

Professor Clara Ponsatí could be extradited to Spain using Treason Felony Act 1848

Scottish prosecutors have confirmed that could use the Treason Felony Act 1848 to argue that Professor Ponsatí should be extradited to Spain to face charges of rebellion in connection with the Catalan Independence referendum of 2017. Under the principle of dual-criminality, Professor Ponsatí cannot be extradited to Spain, unless Scottish prosecutors can prove that the […]

6th Jul 2018

Formal request for the extradition of controversial preacher Zakir Naik

Yesterday, the Indian foreign ministry confirmed that they have made a formal request to Malaysia for the extradition of Zakir Naik. Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar has stated: “At this stage, our request is under the active consideration of the Malaysian side. Our High Commissioner in Kuala Lumpur is in touch with Malaysian authorities.” […]

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