Category: United Kingdom

17th Jul 2019

Hasheem Abedi’s extradition confirmed from Libya

Today, 17 July 2019, Hasheem Abedi, the brother of suspected Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi, was extradited from Libya to the UK. The Interior Minister’s office in Tripoli confirmed that Mr Abedi was extradited on a flight which left Mitiga Airport at 10:30 BST. Mr Abedi landed in the UK and was immediately arrested on […]

8th Jul 2019

Indian extradition request for Arti Dhir and Kaval Raijada denied by Westminster Magistrates’ Court

On 2 July 2019, Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot, the Chief Magistrate, handed down her judgment at Westminster Magistrates’ Court refusing the extradition of Arti Dhir and Kaval Raijada. Indian authorities have requested the extradition of Mrs Dhir and Mr Raijada for the alleged murder of their adopted son, Gopal Sejani, and Mr Raijada’s brother-in- […]

8th Jul 2019

ISIS Beatles trial delayed

The extradition of two suspected ISIS Jihadists, Alexanda Koey and El Shafee Elsheikh has been delayed prompting fears that they will not face trial in the US this summer. In January 2019, Maha Elgizouli, mother of suspected ISIS member, El Shafee Elsheikh, lost her High Court claim to challenge the UK government’s decision to share […]

1st Jul 2019

CASE SUMMARY: Benmaimun v France [2019] EWHC 1798 (Admin)

Background facts The appellant appealed against an order for his extradition to France to face a charge in respect of an alleged offence of escape of an inmate on temporary absence. It was submitted that the time the appellant had spent in custody awaiting extradition meant that the extradition would now be oppressive pursuant to […]

30th Jun 2019

CASE SUMMARY: Swierk v Poland [2019] EWHC 1686 (Admin)

Background facts The appellant appealed against an order for his extradition to Poland to serve a custodial sentence for an offence of unintentionally receiving stolen goods. An EAW was issued in May 2011 and the appellant was arrested in the UK in June 2018. The appellant had resisted his extradition at the hearing on the […]

28th May 2019

Assange faces 17 more charges in the US

Last week it was announced that the US judicial authorities would be bringing 17 more charges against Julian Assange. The 17 new counts on the indictment relate to endangering US national security by conspiring, with Chelsea Manning, to obtain and disclose classified government records under the US Espionage Act of 1917. Swedish judicial authorities have […]

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 […]

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