Yearly Archives: 2019

7th Jun 2019

Meng Wanzhou extradition hearing set for January 2020

On 6 June 2019, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Canada, scheduled the extradition hearing of Meng Wanzhou to begin on 20 January 2020. During the Supreme Court hearing, Ms Wanzhou’s lawyer suggested that the hearing could take up to two weeks. Ms Wanzhou will remain remanded on bail until 20 January 2020 and is […]

4th Jun 2019

Ian Bailey convicted of murder, in absentia, by French Court

On 31 March 2019, a Parisian Court convicted Englishman Ian Bailey of the murder of French woman Sophie Toscan du Plantier and sentenced him to 25 years imprisonment. Mrs Toscan du Plantier’s body was discovered in 1996 in West Cork, Ireland. Mr Bailey was convicted in his absence after French Authorities failed to have him […]

3rd Jun 2019

Christopher Thomson successfully resists extradition to the US

Christopher Thomson, a Scot accused of inducing a 14-year old- girl into sending him sexually explicit photographs and videos will not be extradited to the US The US authorities requested the extradition of Mr Thomson in relation to three allegations. The first being that in 2014, he groomed a 14-year-old girl using an online video […]

28th May 2019

Assange faces 17 more charges in the US

Last week it was announced that the US judicial authorities would be bringing 17 more charges against Julian Assange. The 17 new counts on the indictment relate to endangering US national security by conspiring, with Chelsea Manning, to obtain and disclose classified government records under the US Espionage Act of 1917. Swedish judicial authorities have […]

22nd May 2019

Assange’s device data shared with US authorities

This week WikiLeaks’ Chief Editor, Kristinn Hrafnsson, was interviewed about Julian Assange’s extradition case. In the interview, Mr Hrafnsson warned that any devices seized after Mr Assange’s arrest are likely to have been tampered with by US authorities. Mr Hrafnsson’s interview was scheduled after it was reported that Mr Assange’s personal belongings, including electronic devices, […]

22nd May 2019

Turkey seeks the extradition of UK academic Ozcan Keles

Ozcan Keles, a British academic of Turkish descent, appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court on the 20 May 2019. He is accused, by Turkish authorities, of spreading online propaganda supporting Fetullah Gülen. The Turkish extradition request alleges that Mr Keles is a member of the Fetö Organisation, a group associated with Fetullah Gülen, the cleric that […]

9th May 2019

Meng Wanzhou seeks stay of extradition proceedings

Yesterday, 8 May 2019, Huawei CFO, Meng Wanzhou appeared before a Canadian court for the first administrative hearing relating to her extradition proceedings. During the proceedings, her lawyers argued that the US request for her extradition was politically motivated and cited comments made by President Trump implying that the extradition request could be dropped if […]

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