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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

20th Dec 2018

Greek Supreme Court orders the extradition of Alexander Vinnik to France

On 19th December 2018, the Greek Supreme Court ordered the extradition of Alexander Vinnik to France despite competing extradition requests from Russia and the US. Mr Vinnik was originally arrested, in July 2017, after the US requested his extradition to face charges of laundering more than $4 billion on a bitcoin trading platform. French authorities […]

21st Nov 2018

Kim Jong-yang elected new President of INTERPOL

Today, South Korea’s Kim Jong-yang has been elected as INTERPOL’s next President, replacing Meng Hongwei who resigned last month after he was detained in China on charges of bribery and corruption. Under INTERPOL’s constitution, the role of the President is to: preside at meetings of the General Assembly and the Executive Committee and direct the […]

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