Extradition

    • Tsvetan Vassilev questioned, questioning rescheduled

      Tsvetan Vassilev questioned, questioning rescheduled

      Fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev was questioned Tuesday by a judge of the Supreme Court in Belgrade, a press release of the court announced. The questioning was prompted by the latest request of the Bulgarian Prosecutor’s Office for his extradition. There was no prosecutor in attendance for the questioning, which technically created grounds for rescheduling the conversation with the judge for 23 March. Separately, Vassilev’s lawyers asked that they be given more time to prepare a response. It all goes to show that the court in Belgrade is continuing to drag its feet on the extradition of the fugitive banker for a sixth year in a row.

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    • Serbia stalling about Tsvetan Vassilev again

      Serbia stalling about Tsvetan Vassilev again

      For nearly six years now, Serbia has been dragging its feet on the extradition of fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev, with the latest excuse being that there is an ingoing case on the matter. Twice the court in Belgrade has refused to return to Sofia the Bulgarian Madoff, who defrauded CorpBank depositors of BGN 5-6bn. It has been exactly five years and six months since the Bulgarian state sent its first request for the extradition of the financial fraudster and four years and eight months since the second one.

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    • Extradition of ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont halted

      Extradition of ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont halted

      A Brussels court has suspended the extradition of former Catalan pro-independence leader Carles Puigdemont, his lawyer said on Thursday. The Belgian judge in charge of the case had ruled in favour of Toni Comin, another former member of the Catalan government, as well, citing his and Puigdemont immunity as members of the European Parliament.

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    • Hong Kong extradition bill 'is dead', Lam claims

      Hong Kong extradition bill 'is dead', Lam claims

      After weeks of huge Hong Kong demonstrations, that plunged the former British colony into its biggest political crisis in decades, nation’s embattled leader declared the controversial extradition bill that sparked the unrest 'dead'. In a press conference on Tuesday, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam also admitted the government's work on the bill had been a "total failure", making her latest attempt to reduce the political temperature in the semi-autonomous territory.

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    • UK signs Julian Assange's US extradition papers

      UK signs Julian Assange's US extradition papers

      British Home Secretary Sajid Javid has officially signed an extradition order to send Julian Assange to the United States. It’s the first step in what could prove to be a lengthy legal battle over whether the WikiLeaks founder should face prosecution in the United States for his actions surrounding the publication of classified materials from former US Army analyst Chelsea Manning in 2010.

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