Category: United Kingdom

29th Jan 2019

John Downey extradition delayed

On 7 November 2018, we reported that John Downey had appeared before the Irish High Court to contest his extradition to Northern Ireland. Mr Downey is wanted in Northern Ireland on charges relating to the IRA Hyde Park bombing that took place in 1982. He had previously been put on trial at the Old Bailey […]

21st Jan 2019

Hasheem Abedi’s extradition delayed

On 15 November 2018, we reported that Hasheem Abedi, brother of suspected Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi, was due to be extradited from Libya to the UK by the end of the year. Hasheem was arrested in Libya shortly after his older brother’s attack on 22 May 2017. Greater Manchester Police and counter-terrorism officers were […]

18th Jan 2019

High Court rules UK government allowed to cooperate with US authorities in ISIS investigation without securing death penalty assurances

Maha Elgizouli, the mother of suspected ISIS member, El Shafee Elsheikh, has lost her High Court claim to challenge the UK government’s decision to share evidence with the US authorities without seeking assurances that Mr Elsheikh would not be executed if he is found guilty after a trial in the US. The UK authorities responded […]

8th Jan 2019

UK court rules that Sanjeev Chawla can be extradited to India

Yesterday, 7 January 2019, Westminster Magistrates’ Court ruled that Sanjeev Chawla could be extradited to India to face cricket match-fixing charges. Indian authorities accuse Mr Chawla of acting as a link between South African cricket captain, Hansie Cronje and bookmakers who wanted to fix matches in early 2000. In June 2016, Mr Chawla was arrested […]

21st Dec 2018

Vijay Mallya confirms he will appeal against his extradition order

Last week, Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot, the Chief Magistrate, decided that Dr Vijay Mallya could be extradited to India.  You can read our coverage of that decision here. It has now been confirmed by Dr Mallya’s legal team that a notice of appeal against that decision will be served at the High Court.  Until […]

30th Nov 2018

Turkey reacts to UK’s Ipek ruling

On 28th November 2018, we reported that Westminster Magistrates’ Court ruled that Hamdi Akin Ipek and his co-accused  Ali Celik and Talip Buyuk should not be extradited to Turkey. You can read our coverage of the decision here. In his ruling, Judge John Zani, explained that he had “serious reservations about the current state of […]

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