Peters & Peters

Successful discharge from extradition for a UK citizen wanted by the Government of India

We act for a UK citizen in relation to an extradition request and INTERPOL Red Notice issued at the behest of the Indian authorities. Peters & Peters successfully secured a summary discharge from extradition on behalf of our client. Our client was discharged on the basis that the Indian Government had failed to establish a prima facie case (due to the admissibility of the evidence on which the Government relied) and that the conditions of detention in an Indian prison, both prior to trial and after any conviction were not compatible with Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights. There are relatively few extradition requests made by the Government of India, and this particular case throws into stark relief the inertia and inefficiency of the Indian justice system.

We continue to act on all post discharge matters including making representations on behalf of our client to INTERPOL and the Secretary of State for the Home Department.

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