||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 20 (Feb)
|| EWHC 172 (Admin)
||Queen's Bench Division (Divisional Court)
Lord Burnett CJ and Ousley J
||Edward Fitzgerald QC and Ben Cooper (instructed by Kaim Todner Solicitors Ltd) for the appellant.
||Peter Caldwell (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the requesting state.
||Alex Balin QC and Aaron Watkins (instructed by Liberty) for the interested party.
||5 February 2018
Extradition - Extradition order - Appeal
Extradition Extradition order. The appellant was discharged from extradition to the United States to face charges of making a series of cyber-attacks on the computer networks of private companies and US government agencies to steal and then publicly disseminate confidential information. The Divisional Court held that the forum bar in s 83A of the Evidence Act 2003 operated to prevent the appellant's extradition and that it would be oppressive to extradite him.
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