Risk of torture, discrimination and flagrant denial of justice blocks extradition to UAE

16.08.13 | |

On 15 August 2013 at Westminster Magistrates Court Yasir Afsar was discharged from his extradition proceedings after being subject to a request from the United Arab Emirates.


District Judge Zani said that he was “entirely satisfied that Mr Afsar had amply demonstrated that in the event of his return his Article 3 and 6 rights would be breached and he would suffer prejudice contrary to the provisions of s.81 of the 2003 Act, by reason of his ethnicity.”


Ben Cooper was instructed by Karen Todner of Kaim Todner Solicitors.


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