Monthly Archives: January 2019

29th Jan 2019

John Downey extradition delayed

On 7 November 2018, we reported that John Downey had appeared before the Irish High Court to contest his extradition to Northern Ireland. Mr Downey is wanted in Northern Ireland on charges relating to the IRA Hyde Park bombing that took place in 1982. He had previously been put on trial at the Old Bailey […]

28th Jan 2019

US submits extradition request for Huawei CFO, Meng Wanzhou

US authorities have submitted a formal extradition request for Huawei CFO, Meng Wanzhou. The extradition request relates to crimes allegedly committed in Hong Kong. At her bail hearing, the US authorities alleged that between 2009 and 2014, Huawei used a Hong Kong-based company, Skycom Tech, to do dealings with telecom companies in Iran in breach […]

21st Jan 2019

Hasheem Abedi’s extradition delayed

On 15 November 2018, we reported that Hasheem Abedi, brother of suspected Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi, was due to be extradited from Libya to the UK by the end of the year. Hasheem was arrested in Libya shortly after his older brother’s attack on 22 May 2017. Greater Manchester Police and counter-terrorism officers were […]

18th Jan 2019

High Court rules UK government allowed to cooperate with US authorities in ISIS investigation without securing death penalty assurances

Maha Elgizouli, the mother of suspected ISIS member, El Shafee Elsheikh, has lost her High Court claim to challenge the UK government’s decision to share evidence with the US authorities without seeking assurances that Mr Elsheikh would not be executed if he is found guilty after a trial in the US. The UK authorities responded […]

17th Jan 2019

Turkish prosecutors seek the extradition of Enes Kanter

Turkish prosecutors are seeking the arrest and extradition of Enes Kanter, a Turkish basketball player playing for the New York Knicks. The Turkish authorities allege that he is a member of an “armed terrorist group”. Mr Kanter is a known critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and supporter of Fetullah Gulen, a cleric who President […]

8th Jan 2019

UK court rules that Sanjeev Chawla can be extradited to India

Yesterday, 7 January 2019, Westminster Magistrates’ Court ruled that Sanjeev Chawla could be extradited to India to face cricket match-fixing charges. Indian authorities accuse Mr Chawla of acting as a link between South African cricket captain, Hansie Cronje and bookmakers who wanted to fix matches in early 2000. In June 2016, Mr Chawla was arrested […]

3rd Jan 2019

US prosecutors to visit Ankara to discuss evidence against Fetullah Gulen

Next week, a team of US prosecutors from Washington DC, are travelling to Turkey to discuss the possible extradition of Fetullah Gulen, alleged by the Turkish government to be founder of a terrorist organisation to which it has assigned the name ‘FETO’. The Turkish government have been requesting Mr Gulen’s extradition from the US for […]

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