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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 […]

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 […]

14th Jan 2016

FIFA Update: Eugenio Figueredo is Extradited to Uruguay not the United States

On 12 November 2015, it was reported that Eugenio Figueredo, the former Vice President of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), and former Vice President of FIFA, had agreed to extradition to his home country of Uruguay. The Swiss Federal Office of Justice press report is here. On 24 December 2015, Mr Figueredo was extradited […]

12th Jan 2016

US Prosecutors to Seek Extradition for Cancer Drug Customs Conspiracy

On 10 November 2015, it was reported that prosecutors in the United States are planning to request that the Canadian and British governments extradite officials of the online pharmacy,, in connection with the alleged smuggling of $78 million worth of mislabelled, unapproved and counterfeit cancer drugs into the US to sell to doctors. The […]

22nd Dec 2015

Arrest Warrant Issued by Albania for Businessman Francesco Becchetti

On 4 November 2015, it was reported that Italian businessman, and owner of the League Two football club, Leyton Orient, Francesco Becchetti, had been arrested in the United Kingdom, following an arrest warrant issued by the Albanian government. A report is here. Allegations Mr Becchetti, his mother, and two business associates are accused of fraud-related […]

22nd Dec 2015

Serious Fraud Office Confirms FIFA Investigation

On 27 October 2015, the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), in the United Kingdom, David Green QC, confirmed that his agency is looking into potential money laundering offences in the United Kingdom, in relation to the FIFA corruption investigation. However, the SFO has not opened a criminal investigation into the matter, to date, […]

22nd Dec 2015

MPs Vote in Favour of Giving Snowden Asylum in the EU

On 29 October 2015, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), during a plenary session of the European Parliament, voted 285 to 281 in favour of a (non-binding) resolution that Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower, should be allowed to seek asylum in the European Union. The press release is here. Background In a […]

22nd Dec 2015

No Extradition to the United States from Poland for Roman Polanski

On 30 October 2015, the Kraków District Court, in Poland, rejected an application by authorities in the United States for the extradition of the filmmaker, Roman Polanski, in connection with a sexual assault on a 13-year-old girl in 1977. A report is here. A previous blog on the Polanski case is here. Judgment, 30 October […]

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