Category: United Kingdom

1st Nov 2019

Alexander Adamescu granted permission to appeal against extradition

Alexander Adamescu has been granted permission to appeal against the decision of District Judge Zani at Westminster Magistrates’ Court to order his extradition to Romania. Mr Adamescu is sought for extradition on two charges of bribing judges. Mr Adamescu’s initial application for permission was refused by the High Court on all six grounds. His renewed […]

30th Oct 2019

Karime Macías released on bail pending extradition hearing

Karime Macías, the wife of the former governor of Mexico’s Veracruz province, was arrested in London on Tuesday 29 October. Six hours after her arrest, Ms Macías was released on bail pending an extradition hearing, on the condition she remain in London. Mexico is seeking her extradition in relation to charges of the misuse of […]

29th Oct 2019

US trader denied bail in extradition proceedings

Joseph El-Khouri, a US securities trader facing extradition to the US on charges of insider trading, was yesterday denied bail at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. Mr El-Khouri is one of six people indicted by the US in connection with a global insider trading ring in the past two weeks. Others implicated in the offending include Edward […]

21st Oct 2019

Julian Assange extradition: judge refuses request for delay

Julian Assange appeared today with his legal team at a case management hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. Lawyers for Mr Assange were seeking a postponement of his extradition hearing in order to gather and submit further evidence. Mark Summers QC, Mr Assange’s barrister, told the court the defence needed three more months to gather evidence […]

15th Oct 2019

New extradition legislation announced in Queen’s Speech

On Monday 14 October Queen Elizabeth II delivered her 65th Queen’s Speech as part of the State Opening of Parliament. The speech sets out the government’s legislative agenda for the new parliamentary session. The speech outlined 26 pieces of proposed legislation, encompassing subject matters ranging from health to criminal justice and Brexit. The Extradition (Provisional […]

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