Category: United States

1st Feb 2021

Arif Naqvi can be extradited to the US, court rules

Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot, the Chief Magistrate, sitting at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 28 January 2021, rejected the arguments put forward by Arif Naqvi’s legal team against his extradition and ordered the case to be sent to the Secretary of State for a decision as to whether he should be extradited. Mr Naqvi, the […]

4th Jan 2021

Julian Assange discharged from US extradition proceedings

District Judge Vanessa Baraitser sitting at the Central Criminal Court on 4 January 2020 has ordered the discharge of Julian Assange in extradition proceedings brought by the United States’ Government on the grounds that his mental condition is such that it would be oppressive to order his extradition. Mr Assange is requested by the US […]

8th Dec 2020

UK man successfully resists extradition to US

Christopher Taylor, 58, from Wigan was discharged from extradition proceedings on 7 December 2020 by District Judge Michael Fanning, sitting at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, in proceedings brought by US authorities in connection with the mass hacking of webcams. The court was told that Mr Taylor, a full-time caregiver for his wife, suffers from depression and […]

7th Dec 2020

Reports of possible US deal for Meng Wanzhou

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Department of Justice has entered into talks with Huawei Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Meng Wanzho. Ms Meng is currently fighting extradition from Canada in proceedings brought by the US over charges of wire fraud and bank fraud in connection with the alleged violation of US sanctions on […]

1st Nov 2020

Meng Wanzhou can argue US misrepresented case against her

Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes handed down an interim ruling on 28 October 2020 in the ongoing extradition proceedings against Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, which allows the defence to argue that the US misrepresented the evidence of alleged fraud against Ms Meng to the Canadian authorities. The judge stated that the allegations have […]

30th Oct 2020

Extradition of Carlos Ghosn accomplices delayed

US District Judge Indira Talwani has halted the transfer of Michael and Peter Taylor to Japan, where they face criminal charges in connection with the escape of former Nissan chairman, Carlos Ghosn, from Japanese police custody in December 2019. The US State Department approved the extradition request for the two men on Tuesday 27 October […]

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