Category: United Kingdom

22nd May 2019

Assange’s device data shared with US authorities

This week WikiLeaks’ Chief Editor, Kristinn Hrafnsson, was interviewed about Julian Assange’s extradition case. In the interview, Mr Hrafnsson warned that any devices seized after Mr Assange’s arrest are likely to have been tampered with by US authorities. Mr Hrafnsson’s interview was scheduled after it was reported that Mr Assange’s personal belongings, including electronic devices, […]

22nd May 2019

Turkey seeks the extradition of UK academic Ozcan Keles

Ozcan Keles, a British academic of Turkish descent, appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court on the 20 May 2019. He is accused, by Turkish authorities, of spreading online propaganda supporting Fetullah Gülen. The Turkish extradition request alleges that Mr Keles is a member of the Fetö Organisation, a group associated with Fetullah Gülen, the cleric that […]

2nd May 2019

Julian Assange to fight extradition to the US after receiving 50-week term of imprisonment for breach of bail

Breach of bail sentencing hearing On 1 May 2019, at Southwark Crown Court, Mr Assange was given a custodial sentence of 50 weeks for failing to surrender to bail in September 2012. The sentence was 2 weeks shorter than the maximum. During the sentencing hearing, Mr Assange’s lawyers made detailed submissions relating to: • the […]

29th Apr 2019

Hektor Mahmutaj absconds whilst on bail pending extradition to Albania

Hektor Mahmutaj, who is currently on INTERPOL’s most-wanted list, has absconded whilst remanded on bail pending the Home Secretary’s approval of his extradition to Albania. In 1997, Mr Mahmutaj was convicted of murder in Albania and sentenced to a 25-year term of imprisonment, in his absence. Albania initially requested his extradition from the UK in […]

29th Apr 2019

Hasheem Abedi’s extradition delayed by conflict in Libya

On 21st January 2019, we reported that the extradition of Hasheem Abedi, the brother of suspected Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi, had been delayed. Libya’s Interior Minister, Fathi Bashagha, has confirmed that a Libyan court had agreed to extradite Mr Abedi to the UK because he is a British citizen. However, after the ruling was […]

12th Apr 2019

Dr Vijay Mallya’s application for leave to appeal denied

On 15 February 2019, we reported that Dr Vijay Mallya had applied to the High Court for leave to appeal against the Extradition Order made by Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot, the Chief Magistrate, at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 10 December 2018. On 5 April 2019, Justice Davis rejected Dr Mallya’s application for permission to […]

9th Apr 2019

Ipek extradition: Turkish government refused permission to appeal

On 9 April 2019, Laing J ruled that the Turkish Government should not be granted permission to appeal against Westminster Magistrates’ Court’s ruling that Akin Ipek and his co-accused Ali Celik and Talip Buyuk should not be extradited to Turkey. As he left the court, Mr Ipek said he hoped that the ruling brought an […]

27th Mar 2019

Jack Shepherd consents to his extradition to the UK

Yesterday, 26 March 2019, Jack Shepherd appeared before a Georgian court to confirm he will not contest his extradition to the UK. The UK authorities requested his extradition so that he could serve a term of imprisonment for the manslaughter by gross negligence of his date, Charlotte Brown, who was killed in a speedboat crash […]

25th Mar 2019

Mark Acklom appears in front of UK Crown Court

Mark Acklom has appeared before a UK Crown Court where he has been charged with defrauding Carolyn Woods of nearly £762,000. It is alleged that Mr Acklom dishonestly claimed he was a Swiss banker, who worked for MI6 and that he was legally able to marry Ms Woods. Mr Acklom allegedly induced Ms Woods into […]

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