Monthly Archives: August 2019

22nd Aug 2019

Meng Wanzhou extradition given “Authority to Proceed”

On 20 August 2019, in Vancouver, Attorneys acting for Meng Wanzhou attempted to halt her extradition case on the grounds that she was unlawfully detained by the US and Canadian authorities. Ms Wanzhou’s legal team claim that US and Canadian officials planned a “covert criminal investigation” to unlawfully detain, search and interrogate her. They claim […]

13th Aug 2019

CASE SUMMARY: Romania v Sandu [2019] EWHC 2208 (Admin)

Background facts The appellant, the Romanian judicial authority, appealed against a decision of District Judge Goldspring to order the discharge of Mr Sandu, the respondent. The extradition request, pursuant to an EAW, sought the respondent’s extradition to face a sentence of one years’ imprisonment for an offence of failing to provide a specimen for analysis […]

12th Aug 2019

Brazilian Supreme Court refuses to extradite Ali Sipahi to Turkey

On 6 August 2019 the Brazilian Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of Ali Siphai. Mr Siphai is allegedly a member of Hizmet, a moderate Islamic movement inspired by the Turkish preacher, Fethullah Gulen. Hizmet is listed as a terrorist organisation in Turkey. Brazil’s Supreme Court rejected Turkey’s request for his extradition stating […]

12th Aug 2019

Mark Acklom jailed for 5 years and 8 months

On 7 August 2019 Mark Acklom was sentenced to 5 years’ 8 months imprisonment at Bristol Crown Court. Mr Acklom was convicted of defrauding Carolyn Wood by dishonestly claiming he was a Swiss banker, who worked for MI6 and promising he was legally able to marry Ms Woods. Mr Acklom induced Ms Woods into giving […]

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