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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 […]

16th Nov 2020

Former Intelligence Chiefs urge Home Secretary to block extradition to Romania of Alexander Adamescu

On 20 October 2020, the High Court dismissed Romanian national Bogan Alexander Adamescu’s appeal against a decision of District Judge Zani, sitting at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, not to discharge him from extradition proceedings and that he be returned to Romania on charges of bribing judges. Mr Adamescu’s legal team argued that his extradition should be […]

27th Feb 2020

Assange legal team says extradition is ‘political’

Much of the legal argument heard by District Judge Baraitser this week at Woolwich Crown Court centred on whether the offences with which Julian Assange is charged amount to ‘political offences’ and if so, what effect that has on the legality of the US extradition request. Counsel for Mr Assange, told the court that the […]

24th Feb 2020

Julian Assange extradition hearing begins

Julian Assange appeared today at Woolwich Crown Court to begin his fight against extradition to the US. Mr Assange is charged with 17 counts of conspiracy, the obtaining and disclosure of national defence information contrary to the Espionage Act 1917, and one further count of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion. If convicted, Mr Assange faces […]

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