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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 […]

19th Jul 2019

Dr Vijay Mallya’s appeal to be heard in February 2020

Dr Vijay Mallya’s appeal against his extradition to India will be heard in the UK High Court from 11-13 February 2020. On 2 July 2019, Dr Mallya was granted his application to appeal the Extradition Order after an oral hearing before a panel of judges. In that hearing, Dr Mallya’s lawyers argued that Senior District […]

17th Jul 2019

Hasheem Abedi’s extradition confirmed from Libya

Today, 17 July 2019, Hasheem Abedi, the brother of suspected Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi, was extradited from Libya to the UK. The Interior Minister’s office in Tripoli confirmed that Mr Abedi was extradited on a flight which left Mitiga Airport at 10:30 BST. Mr Abedi landed in the UK and was immediately arrested on […]

8th Jul 2019

Indian extradition request for Arti Dhir and Kaval Raijada denied by Westminster Magistrates’ Court

On 2 July 2019, Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot, the Chief Magistrate, handed down her judgment at Westminster Magistrates’ Court refusing the extradition of Arti Dhir and Kaval Raijada. Indian authorities have requested the extradition of Mrs Dhir and Mr Raijada for the alleged murder of their adopted son, Gopal Sejani, and Mr Raijada’s brother-in- […]

8th Jul 2019

Grace Meng to sue INTERPOL

Grace Meng, wife of former INTERPOL President Meng Hongwei, has issued legal proceedings against INTERPOL for the body’s ‘complicity’ in the treatment of Mr Meng. Mrs Meng alleges that INTERPOL allowed one of its member states, China, to falsely accuse and detain her husband in October 2018. In doing so, it is alleged that INTERPOL […]

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 […]

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