Category: United Kingdom

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

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 […]

25th Mar 2019

Jack Shepherd: extradition hearing set for 26 March 2019

On 4 March 2019, we reported that the UK had formally requested the extradition of Jack Shepherd, who was convicted of the manslaughter by gross negligence of his date Charlotte Brown, in July 2018. Mr Shepherd’s lawyer, Irakli Chilingarashvili, has confirmed that the extradition hearing has been set for noon, local time, on 26 March […]

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