Category: United Kingdom

24th Oct 2018

Andreas Hauschild granted conditional bail until January 2019

Today, Southwark Crown Court granted conditional bail to Andreas Hauschild. He will be remanded on bail until his EURIBOR rigging trial takes place in January 2019. Mr Hauschild is accused of conspiring to rig EURIBOR, a currency benchmark that underlies billions of pounds worth of financial transactions. Today, the judge at Southwark Crown Court granted […]

11th Oct 2018

Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh: High Court hears application relating to the lack of death penalty assurances for ISIS members

El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey were raised in Britain and are now alleged to have been part of an ISIS terror cell, known as “the Beatles.” The terror cell was responsible for the beheadings of British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning and American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff. El Sheikh and […]

13th Sep 2018

Vijay Mallya extradition: No evidence to support the Indian government’s accusations

On 12th September 2018, Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot, the Chief Magistrate, heard closing submissions in Dr Vijay Mallya’s extradition hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. The Indian authorities have requested the extradition of Dr Mallya to face criminal charges in relation to allegedly fraudulent loan applications that he made on behalf of his, company Kingfisher […]

28th Aug 2018

CBI submits video of Vijay Mallya’s proposed prison cell

The Indian Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has submitted a video to Westminster Magistrates’ Court, showing the conditions in which Dr Vijay Mallya will be held if he is extradited to India. The video was used as evidence to show that Dr Mallya will be held in a secure cell with access to adequate health […]

30th Jul 2018

Mutual legal assistance process for ISIS suspects is halted

On 27th July 2018, the UK suspended the provision of Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) to the US in relation to the intended prosecution of Alexanda Amon Kotey and El Shafee el-Sheikh. Mr Kotey and Mr el-Sheikh are suspected to be members of ISIS who were responsible for the murders of numerous British and American journalists. […]

21st Jul 2018

Hamdi Akin Ipek, arrested after extradition request

In May 2018, British police arrested Mr Hamdi Akin Ipek, a prominent Turkish businessman and known critic of President Erdogan. His arrest followed a request for his extradition from Turkey  for offences relating to alleged financial links between his company, Koza-Ipek Ltd, and Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish preacher who the Turkish authorities allege to be […]

13th Mar 2018

US seeks extradition of cannabis seed seller from UK

The US is seeking the extradition of Gypsy Nirvana, a British businessman, from the UK to face trial on charges relating to the production, distribution, and possession of cannabis seeds. A UK Court dismissed the request in X, on the grounds that his seed business was not illegal in the UK, and the US is […]

12th Mar 2018

Former Catalan education minister goes into exile in Scotland

The former education minister of Catalonia Clara Ponsati, appointed by former-President Carles Puigdemont in July 2017, has resigned and gone into exile in Scotland. She fled Spain for Belgium after Catalonia declared independence last October, and is wanted by Spain on charges of sedition and rebellion. A number of pro-independence politicians have already been jailed […]

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