Tag Archive | "extradition"

Kim Dotcom suffers setback in extradition fight with US prosecutors

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Kim Dotcom and three colleagues have had a ruling overturned by a New Zealand court in their battle against U.S. prosecutors. The appeals court in New Zealand ruled that Dotcom and the others would not have broad access to evidence in the case against them at the time of the extradition [...]

Magnotta extradition to be decided in the following days

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BERLIN – Magnotta extradition will be decided in the following days. German prosecutors say a decision on the extradition of the Canadian porn actor suspected of the grisly killing and dismemberment of a Chinese student could be made within days. Berlin prosecution spokesman Martin Steltner said his office on Thursday asked a court to transfer [...]

Hate preacher Abu Qatada to fight deportation to Jordan

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LONDON (AP) – A U.K. immigration judge is to decide whether radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada should be granted bail. Abu Qatada is being held in a high-security prison while he fights deportation to Jordan over terror charges. Both the British and Jordanian governments want Abu Qatada to stand trial in Jordan, but he claims [...]

Hate preacher Abu Hamza to miss Britain

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LONDON, England – A few days after a court decided hate preacher Abu Hamza could be extradited to America, the Islamic cleric is “anxious” he will never see his wife and children again.  Hamza, 53, opened up with a priest about his worries at a jail in London. He told him he fears he ‘will [...]

EU court rules legal to extradite Muslim clerics to the US

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PARIS – Europe’s human rights court has ruled that it would be legal for Britain to extradite an Egyptian-born radical Muslim cleric and five other terror suspects to the United States. The European Court of Human Rights ruling Tuesday in the cases of Mustafa Kamal Mustafa, also known as Abu Hamza al-Masri, and the five others [...]

‘King’ Zambada extradited to the US

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MEXICO CITY – A Mexican official says his country has extradited Sinaloa cartel drug suspect Jesus “The King” Zambada to face charges in the United States. Zambada is the brother of the Sinaloa cartel capo Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada. The Mexican official is not authorized to be quoted by name. He says Zambada was put [...]

Singapore smugglers to be extradited to the US

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SINGAPORE – A Singapore court has ruled four people can be extradited to the U.S. to face conspiracy charges related to the smuggling of radio control devices to Iran, including 16 items found in improvised explosive devices in Iraq. The court said Friday the four Singaporean citizens have 15 days to appeal the ruling. Singapore [...]

Wikileaks founder begins extradition fight

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LONDON – Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is making a final effort at Britain’s Supreme Court to avoid his extradition to Sweden. The 40-year-old is wanted by Swedish authorities over sex crimes allegations stemming from a visit to the country in 2010. He denies any wrongdoing. Lower courts have twice approved Assange’s extradition and legal experts [...]

Rights groups oppose ex-Libyan PM extradition

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TUNIS, Tunisia – A statement signed by 15 Tunisian and international human rights groups has opposed the plan to extradite Libya’s former prime minister back to Tripoli. Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the Tunisian League for the Defense of Human Rights were among the groups saying that Al-Baghdadi Al-Mahmoudi risked death or torture if [...]

WikiLeaks founder granted extradition appeal in UK

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LONDON – Britain’s Supreme Court said Friday it had agreed to hear WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s appeal against extradition to Sweden over sex crimes allegations. The court said a panel of three judges had considered a written submission and granted a two-day appeal beginning on Feb. 1, meaning there is no prospect of Assange being [...]

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