Category: Australia

29th Jul 2020

China retaliates in Hong Kong extradition row

Following the announcement by New Zealand’s Foreign Minister that the country was the latest to suspend extradition arrangements with Hong Kong, China responded in kind announcing the suspension of Hong Kong’s extradition treaties with the UK, Canada and Australia. It reserved the right to suspend arrangements with New Zealand. The largely symbolic move comes as […]

10th Jul 2020

Australia Suspends Extradition Agreement with Hong Kong

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Thursday 9 July that Australia would be suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in response to China’s imposition of a new national security law in the region. He also announced that Hong Kong residents currently in Australia on temporary work or student visas would be offered the […]

6th Oct 2019

Australia refuses US extradition request for Iranian academic

Australia has refused the US request to order the extradition of an Iranian national accused of selling US equipment to Iran in violation of sanctions. Reza Dehbashi Kivi, a doctoral student at the University of Queensland, was arrested in September 2018 on suspicion of exporting American-made military equipment to Iran. The US sought his extradition […]

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