Category: United States

1st Jun 2020

Julian Assange ‘too ill’ to attend case management hearing

Lawyers for Julian Assange stated that ill-health was the reason for their client’s failure to attend the latest case management hearing in the ongoing extradition proceedings against him. Mr Assange’s health, according to his spokesperson, has declined in recent weeks and he has lost weight. He is reported to have been transferred to the medical […]

26th May 2020

Japan seeks extradition of Carlos Ghosn’s accomplices

Michael Taylor, a US citizen and former member of the US Army Special Forces, colloquially the “Green Berets”, and his son Peter, were arrested in Harvard, Massachusetts by the US Marshals Service at the request of the Japanese authorities. Japan is seeking their extradition in connection with former Nissan chief executive Carlos Ghosn’s escape from […]

11th May 2020

INTERPOL Red Notice issued for Anne Sacoolas

An INTERPOL Red Notice has reportedly been issued for Anne Sacoolas in connection with her alleged involvement in the death of Harry Dunn in August 2019. Mrs Sacoolas fled the UK in the days after the collision which caused Mr Dunn’s death, claiming diplomatic immunity. She was charged with causing death by dangerous driving in […]

5th May 2020

Assange extradition hearing delayed until September

District Judge Vanessa Baraitser on Monday 27 April decided to adjourn extradition proceedings against Julian Assange due to the ongoing restrictions in place in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Mr Assange’s case was due to resume hearings on 18 May 2020 but the Judge said in a hearing held by conference call that it would […]

21st Apr 2020

Vijay Mallya loses appeal against extradition

The High Court has rejected an appeal by Indian businessman Vijay Mallya against a 2018 decision of Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot, the Chief Magistrate, not to discharge him from extradition proceedings. Mr Mallya is wanted in India to stand trial on charges of fraudulent misrepresentation and conspiracy to defraud. He is alleged to have […]

8th Apr 2020

Judge refuses to delay Assange extradition hearing

Lawyers for Julian Assange yesterday made an unsuccessful application to delay the next stage of his extradition hearing, which is scheduled to resume on 18 May 2020. Counsel for Mr Assange, asked the court to adjourn proceedings until September 2020, arguing that the restriction imposed in response to the pandemic had made it ‘wholly impossible’ […]

31st Mar 2020

Judge and lawyers consider impact of Coronavirus on Meng Wanzhou extradition hearings

  Canadian Crown prosecutors and lawyers for Meng Wanzhou met via teleconference on Monday 30 March with Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes to discuss options for moving ahead with Ms Meng’s extradition hearings despite the social distancing measures introduced in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Justice Holmes heard legal arguments from both sides over the […]

23rd Mar 2020

Julian Assange coronavirus bail application refused

  District Judge Vanessa Baraitser on Wednesday 23 March refused an application by lawyers for Julian Assange that he be remanded on bail as a result of his acute vulnerability to the coronavirus. Edward Fitzgerald QC for Mr Assange appeared alone before District Judge Baraitser at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, with other lawyers attending the proceedings […]

23rd Mar 2020

US critical of prisoner exchange between France and Iran

  The Trump administration has criticised the ‘unilateral’ decision of French authorities to release Iranian citizen Jalal Rohollahnejad, who is the subject of a US extradition request, in an apparent prisoner exchange with Iran. A French court had in May 2019 approved Mr Rohollahnejad’s extradition to the US. Mr Rohollahnejad is wanted to stand trial […]

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