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Turkey requests extradition of cleric Fethullah Gulen from the US

Turkish PM Binali Yildirim confirmed on Tuesday that a formal extradition request for Fethullah Gulen has been sent to the US. Mr Yildirim has been accused by Erdogan of being linked to Friday’s coup attempt. Mr Gulen, a Turkish cleric who has lived for years in exile in Pennsylvania has denied any involvement, and has accused Erdogan […]

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Egypt requests the extradition of EgyptAir’s hijacker

Cyprus’ Attorney General confirmed that Egypt requested the extradition of Seif el Din Mostafa, who is accused of hijacking EgyptAir’s plane. The Attorney General also highlighted that the decision was political and, as such, will be taken together with the Government. He also noted that the decision will be taken “as […]

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UK postponing 15 extradition requests issued by India

The Indian Minister of State Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary claimed that Britain has not acted upon 15 extradition requests issued by the Indian authorities, according to the bilateral extradition treaty between India and the UK. These accusations arrive after Indian authorities requested Britain to swiftly act on 131 pending extradition requests last month. The Indian Minister […]

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The UN deems Assange’s detention arbitrary

A UN panel ruled last week that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is being “arbitrarily detained”. The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued its conclusion — a non-binding legal opinion — that Assange has been subjected to arbitrary detention by both the Swedish and British authorities. Britain and Sweden immediately rejected the UN report, […]

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