Category: United States

21st Aug 2020

Colombia requests extradition of former paramilitary leader from US

Colombia is seeking the extradition of former paramilitary leader Salvatore Mancuso from the US. Three INTERPOL Red Notices have been issued in respect of Mr Mancuso who was released from prison in the US in March 2020, having served 12 years of a 15-year sentence for drug trafficking offences. Mr Mancuso was convicted in Colombia […]

20th Aug 2020

US suspends extradition and withdraws from bilateral agreements with Hong Kong

The US State Department announced on Wednesday 19 August that the US had suspended three bilateral treaties with Hong Kong. The treaties make provision for extradition arrangements, including “the surrender of fugitive offenders and sentenced persons, and reciprocal tax exemptions on income derived from the international operation of ships”. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated […]

17th Aug 2020

Meng Wanzhou seeks disclosure of arrest documents

Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer, today applied to the Supreme Court of British Columbia for the disclosure of documents relating to her 2018 arrest, which they say was an abuse of process. It is her legal team’s position that the documents sought will support the contention that Ms Meng was the victim […]

17th Aug 2020

Google to refuse Hong Kong data requests

Google notified Hong Kong law enforcement last week that it would no longer provide data in response to direct requests and the territory would be treated as equivalent to mainland China for such purposes. This move comes in response to the imposition by China of a controversial national security law in the region. Hong Kong […]

31st Jul 2020

Canadian court documents say test for extradition is met in Meng Wanzhou case

Documents filed on behalf of the Canadian government in the ongoing extradition proceedings against Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou state that the requirements for extradition have been met. The documents set out the Canadian Attorney General’s legal opinion on the sufficiency of the evidence available to support extradition. In May 2020, Ms Meng’s defence […]

27th Jul 2020

HSBC denies collusion with US prosecutors in Meng Wanzhou case

HSBC has denied Chinese accusations that it colluded with US authorities to “set a trap” for Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou for allegedly violating US sanctions against Iran. Ms Meng is facing extradition from Canada to the US on charges of wire fraud and sanctions violations. HSBC admits responding to a US Department of […]

29th Jun 2020

US returns second superseding indictment in Assange case

The US Department of Justice last week returned a second superseding indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The indictment dated 24 June 2020 does not contain any additional charges to the 18-count superseding indictment returned last year. It does, however, widen the scope of the alleged conspiracy to include accusations that Mr Assange recruited hackers […]

24th Jun 2020

US seeking extradition of Abraaj Group founder from UK

Extradition proceedings issued by the US Government in respect of Pakistani businessman and former Abraaj Group Chief Executive, Arif Naqvi, began this week at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. Mr Naqvi is wanted by US prosecutors to stand trial on charges of fraud and money laundering. It is alleged that as Chief Executive of Abraaj Group, Mr […]

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