Tag: Extradition

Julian Assange Will Marry Stella Moris in London Prison

LONDON — Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who is fighting extradition to the United States on espionage charges, has been granted permission to marry in London in the prison where he has been held since 2019. The news that Mr. Assange would be allowed to wed his fiancée, Stella Moris, in Belmarsh Prison was announced […]

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Manuel Chang Will Face Corruption Charges in U.S.

In recent court documents, Mozambican officials pointed to the trial currently underway as evidence that Mr. Chang will face the law in Maputo, the capital. In August this year, South Africa’s justice minister, Ronald Lamola, agreed to extradite Mr. Chang, partly on this argument to Mozambique. An umbrella formation of civil society groups, the Fórum […]

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British Court Hears Appeal in Julian Assange Extradition Case

LONDON — The extradition case against Julian Assange, the embattled WikiLeaks founder, resumed in a London court this week as lawyers for the United States argued that concerns about his mental health should not prevent him from standing trial in an American court. The hearing considered a U.S. appeal of a January decision by a […]

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Spanish Court Agrees to Extradite Former Venezuela Spy Chief to U.S.

Mr. Carvajal was first detained on the American extradition request in April 2019 after he fled to Spain. But he was then released from a Spanish prison after a court deemed the extradition request to be too “abstract” to establish his involvement in drug trafficking. Prosecutors successfully appealed the ruling, but Mr. Carvajal went missing, […]

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Transgender Woman Flees Malaysia After Wearing Hijab

In February 2018, on her birthday, Nur Sajat put on a demure hijab and attended a Muslim prayer session at a new building she was inaugurating near the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. Three years after that sartorial choice, the Malaysian authorities have charged her with “insulting Islam” and wearing female attire. On Monday, Ms. Nur […]

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Peter Nygard Set to Be Extradited to the U.S.

OTTAWA — Peter Nygard, the Canadian former fashion executive who was once given to boasting about his flamboyant lifestyle, waived a Canadian extradition hearing on Friday, a move that will soon bring him to the United States to face charges of sex trafficking, racketeering conspiracy and other crimes victimizing dozens of women and teenage girls. […]

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