Extradition

  • Russia will not extradite Snowden to US, says Putin September 4, 2013

    President Vladimir Putin has said Russia will not extradite former US intelligence employee Edward Snowden back to the US as the two countries do not have an agreement on mutual extradition of criminals. "The problem is not that we defended Snowden. We are not defending him in any way," Putin said...
  • US: Obama 'disappointed' over Russia's decision on Snowden August 7, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama has said he was "disappointed" that Russia had granted temporary asylum to CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden, but confirmed that he would attend the G20 Summit in 2013 in Russia. "I was disappointed because, you know, even though we don't have an extradition treaty with them, traditionally...
  • Snowden will stay in Russia for now: Lawyer July 25, 2013

    Moscow: National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, who fled to Moscow's airport a month ago, aims to stay in Russia for the near future and learn the country's culture and language, his lawyer said on Wednesday. To get him started, Anatoly Kucherena said he gave Snowden a copy of "Crime and...
  • Classified information with Snowden will keep getting published: WikiLeaks July 1, 2013

    Washington: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Sunday that Edward Snowden made sure that the information he took about US surveillance programmes will continue to be published regardless of what happens to the former US spy agency contractor. Assange criticized the United States for revoking Snowden's passport and said it...
  • US continues with its diplomatic efforts to get back Snowden June 29, 2013

    Washington: The United States continued with its diplomatic effort to get back Edward Snowden, who is wanted in the country on the charges of espionage and leaking classified documents, with various countries including Russia, a US official has said. "We continue to be in touch via diplomatic and law enforcement channels...
  • Snowden needs legal guarantees to return to US, says father June 29, 2013

    Washington: Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden might voluntarily return to the United States if given assurances of his constitutional rights, his father said in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder. Lonnie Snowden was "reasonably confident" his son, who faces espionage charges in the United States for alleged...
  • Russia can provide political asylum to Snowden: official June 28, 2013

    Moscow: The former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has a chance to receive political asylum from Moscow if he requests it, a Russian official said on Thursday. "It can be considered by the president if Snowden files such a request," said Mikhail Fedotov, head of the Russian Presidential Human Rights...
  • India asks UK why no action is being taken against Lalit Modi May 31, 2013

    New Delhi: India has asked the British government as to why it is not taking action against former IPL chief Lalit Modi who has sought refuge in London. Sources say Finance Minister P Chidambaram took up the issue of Lalit Modi during his meeting with the UK Chancellor of the...
  • India and Thailand sign extradition treaty May 30, 2013

    Bangkok: In a major boost to bilateral security cooperation, India and Thailand on Thursday signed the much awaited extradition treaty after 20 years of negotiations. The MoU was signed by External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and Thai Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul. The treaty was signed in the...
  • Chopper deal: Italy demands extradition of Haschke March 23, 2013

    Rome: Italian prosecutors have asked for extradition of Swiss resident Guido Haschke who allegedly allege acted as an intermediary for bribes paid to Indian officials to win the 560 millioneuro contract for 12 helicopters. Haschke was briefly arrested by Swiss authorities in October, 2012 in connection with the probe but he...
  • Denmark asks India to give fresh proposal for Davy extradition March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Talks between India and Denmark on expediting the extradition of prime accused in Purulia arms drop case Kim Davy to face trial here failed to make any headway on Thursday as the European country asked for a fresh proposal which will be examined by their justice department. "The...
  • Britain asks India to seek Lalit Modi's extradition as per law March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Indian Premier League Commissioner Lalit Modi will stay in Britain for now as the UK has asked India to seek his extradition as per law. According to sources, Britain cited rule book to India on Lalit Modi and said an extradition can be considered only when such...
  • India, Bangladesh sign new visa pact, extradition treaty January 28, 2013

    Dhaka: India and Bangladesh on Monday signed a liberalised visa agreement and a landmark extradition treaty that would pave the way for the deportation of jailed ULFA 'general secretary' Anup Chetia and other wanted "criminals". Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde signed the agreement with his Bangladeshi counterpart Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir at...
  • India, Bangladesh to ink new visa pact, extradition treaty January 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has left for Dhaka on a twoday visit. India will sign a liberalised visa agreement and an extradition treaty with Bangladesh during Shinde's visit. The new visa pact, named revised travel arrangement, will allow businesspersons, students, patients, senior citizens above 64 years...
  • Very unlikely that Headley will be extradited to India: Suhasini Haidar January 25, 2013

    Does the long jail term for Headley mean that he won't be extradited to India? CNNIBN's Senior Editor Suhasini Haidar joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Even if he is sent back to India. Will the govt of India take proper action to put him in Jail....
  • Possibility of Headley's extradition to India: US attorney January 25, 2013

    Chicago: There is still some possibility of extraditing PakistaniAmerican LeT terrorist David Headley to India, if the Mumbai terror attacks convict violates his plea agreement, a US federal Attorney has indicated. Going into rare hypothetical scenario, which a government official normally does not do before the media, the Acting US...
  • WikiLeaks to release 1 million new documents: Assange December 21, 2012

    London: WikiLeaks will release one million documents next year affecting every country in the world, founder Julian Assange said in a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Julian Assange also said that the "door was open" for talks to end his refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in...
  • UAE Cabinet approves extradition pact with India December 10, 2012

    Dubai: The UAE Cabinet on Sunday approved the extradition agreement that the Gulf nation had signed with India for facilitating the transfer of Indian convicts to spend the remaining jail term in their home country. The agreement, which was signed by the two countries in November 2011, is expected to help...
  • US must stop probing me, says Julian Assange October 26, 2012

    In an exclusive interview with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, he gives us an idea of how life has been at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Assange has been there since June, 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden. When asked what is it like living in an embassy, Assange said, "It...
  • Britain extradites Islamist cleric Abu Hamza to US October 6, 2012

    London: Britain extradited Islamist cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri to the United States on Friday to face terrorism charges after the one-eyed radical preacher finally failed in his eight-year battle to avoid deportation. The Egyptian-born Abu Hamza is accused by Washington of supporting al Qaeda, aiding a kidnapping in Yemen and...
  • Ecuador mulls Assange transfer to Sweden embassy September 22, 2012

    Quito: Ecuador has said it would consider asking Britain to authorise the transfer of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to its embassy in Sweden so that he can respond to sex crimes allegations there. Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino told reporters on Friday that there are several possibilities to resolve the standoff with...
  • Assange predicts a year-long stay at Ecuador embassy September 16, 2012

    London: Already almost 100 days in near isolation in the heart of London, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange predicts he may have to "spend up to year" of being holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London. I am here to be inside for "six to 12 months", Assange breaking his silence...
  • Abu Salem seeks stay on trial in extortion case August 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Extradited underworld don Abu Salem on Saturday moved a Delhi court seeking a stay on his trial in an extortion case in the wake of Portugal's constitutional court turning down India s appeal against the cancellation of his extradition. In his application filed before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vidya Prakash,...
  • Australia: 'Indian cabbie fled after rape' July 19, 2012

    Melbourne: The 25-year-old Indian taxi driver, extradited on charges of raping an Australian woman passenger, had fled the country on a one-way ticket to India after committing the crime, a court was told on Thursday. Jaswinder Singh Mutta, the first Indian to be extradited to Victoria, is facing two counts of...
  • CBI likely to send team to Saudi to extradite Fasih June 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The CBI is likely to send a team to Saudi Arabia to discuss the extradition of Fasih Mohammed, a suspected terrorist apprehended by authorities there. An engineer by profession, 28-year old Fasih is alleged to have been involved in the Chinnaswamy Stadium blast in Bangalore and the shooting...
  • UK: Assange served extradition notice by police June 28, 2012

    London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was served with a "surrender notice" by Scotland Yard on Thursday, just days after he dramatically took refuge at the Ecuadorean embassy in London seeking political asylum to block his extradition to Sweden to face sexual assault charges. Earlier in June, 40-year-old Assange had lost his...
  • No hint from US on Assange extradition: Australia June 24, 2012

    Melbourne: Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr on Sunday said there was no indication from the US of a plan to extradite to the country WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently holed up in Ecuadoran embassy in London. "There is not the remotest evidence that is the case," he was...
  • WikiLeaks founder seeks political asylum in Ecuador June 20, 2012

    Quito: WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange has asked for political asylum at Ecuador's embassy in London and officials in the South American nation are considering his request, its foreign minister said on Tuesday. "Ecuador is studying and analyzing the request," Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino told reporters in Quito. Assange faces extradition to Sweden...
  • UK: SC rejects Assange's plea against extradition May 30, 2012

    London: The British Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's plea against extradition. Assange will be extradited to Sweden on sexual assault charges. The judge said that the decision was reached with a majority of five to two. Assange wasn't present in the court on Wednesday. "The request for...
  • Teesta on agenda as Bangladesh FM visits Delhi May 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Extradition treaty, Teesta river water-sharing, land boundary agreeement and newer areas of cooperation are expected to be high on the agenda when the first meeting of India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission is held in New Delhi on May 7 and 8. Bangladesh Foreign Minister...