Monthly Archives: May 2020

26th May 2020

Japan seeks extradition of Carlos Ghosn’s accomplices

Michael Taylor, a US citizen and former member of the US Army Special Forces, colloquially the “Green Berets”, and his son Peter, were arrested in Harvard, Massachusetts by the US Marshals Service at the request of the Japanese authorities. Japan is seeking their extradition in connection with former Nissan chief executive Carlos Ghosn’s escape from […]

23rd May 2020

David Noakes arrested

British businessman David Noakes, whose extradition to France on nine charges (including the marketing of unauthorised medicines) was ordered on 7 November 2019, was arrested in Cornwall on 20 May 2020 after five months as a fugitive. Mr Noakes was previously sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment in the UK after he pleaded guilty in 2018 […]

15th May 2020

Coronavirus and amendments to extradition procedure

The Coronavirus Act 2020 has amended the Extradition Act 2003 (“the 2003 Act”) to temporarily extend the use of live-link technology in extradition proceedings. For two years from the date of commencement, 25 March 2020, a person may attend extradition proceedings by live link where the judge is satisfied that “it is in the interests […]

15th May 2020

Vijay Mallya denied leave to appeal to the Supreme Court

Vijay Mallya was, on Thursday 14 May 2020, denied leave to appeal to the Supreme Court in his ongoing extradition case, thereby exhausting his final domestic avenue for challenge. Permission was refused on the basis that the case raises no issue of public importance. Mr Mallya is wanted in India to face charges of fraudulent […]

11th May 2020

INTERPOL Red Notice issued for Anne Sacoolas

An INTERPOL Red Notice has reportedly been issued for Anne Sacoolas in connection with her alleged involvement in the death of Harry Dunn in August 2019. Mrs Sacoolas fled the UK in the days after the collision which caused Mr Dunn’s death, claiming diplomatic immunity. She was charged with causing death by dangerous driving in […]

5th May 2020

Assange extradition hearing delayed until September

District Judge Vanessa Baraitser on Monday 27 April decided to adjourn extradition proceedings against Julian Assange due to the ongoing restrictions in place in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Mr Assange’s case was due to resume hearings on 18 May 2020 but the Judge said in a hearing held by conference call that it would […]

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