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24th Sep 2017

China to seek more assistance from other nations in extraditing its citizens

It is reported that China will call for increased international cooperation to combat terrorism and corruption at Interpol’s general assembly next week. China has long sought more assistance from other nations in extraditing Chinese citizens, including on allegations of terrorism and corruption.  However, it has met with resistance, particularly from Western nations, in light of […]

18th Sep 2017

NGO calls for UK-UAE extradition to be suspended

Detained in Dubai, a UK-based NGO, has called for the UK’s extradition treaty with the UAE to be suspended following several UK court rulings blocking extradition to the UAE on the grounds that there was a “real likelihood of human rights violations”. Extradition from the UK to the UAE was first refused on this basis […]

16th Sep 2017

Germany refuses Turkey’s extradition request for asylum seekers

Germany has refused to extradite several asylum seekers to Turkey, where they are accused by President Tayyip Erdogan of being involved in an attempted coup.  Relations between Turkey and the EU have come under strain following what the EU views as a “trend” towards authoritarianism in Turkey. Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has also warned Turkey […]

15th Sep 2017

Saudi Arabia creates new body to handle MLA requests

Saudi Arabia’s Attorney General, Sheikh Saud Bin Abdullah Al-Muajab, has announced the creation of a body to handle requests for mutual legal assistance in criminal cases and coordinate all of the relevant government departments. Speaking at the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Association of Public Prosecutors, Al-Muajab said that the new body was created […]

14th Sep 2017

Austrian Supreme Court approves extradition of Aslan Gagiev to Russia

Austria’s Supreme Court has granted Russia’s extradition request for alleged organised crime boss Aslan “Dzhako” Gagiev. His organisation is said to have carried out over 60 contract killings, including against government officials. He was arrested in Austria in January 2015. The Supreme Court had postponed Gagiev’s extradition, after it was approved by a lower court […]

4th Feb 2016

Emmanuel Okoyomon Bail Application Denied

On 19 November 2015, it was reported that the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, in Nigeria, rejected the bail application made by Emmanuel Okoyomon, whose extradition to the United Kingdom has been ordered by the Federal High Court. A report is here. Previous blogs are here. Background On 4 May 4 2015, Justice […]

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