Category: United Kingdom

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 […]

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 […]

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