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Canada to resume hearings on extradition of Huawei exec

Vancouver - Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou faces a new round of extradition hearings starting Monday in Vancouver, as the two-year anniversary of her arrest by Canadian authorities approaches.

Canadian detained in China 'relieved' by virtual visit

Montr - One of the two Canadians that Ottawa says are held arbitrarily in China was "relieved" to get outside news via a virtual diplomatic visit and remains determined to come home, his wife said Sunday.

WikiLeaks' Assange faces wait for US extradition ruling

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces several more months in prison after a British judge said she would decide whether to extradite him to the United States next year.

Ai Weiwei supports Assange with silent protest

London - Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei held a silent protest on Monday outside a London court to demand the release of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who faces extradition to the United States.

Huawei exec to accuse US of misleading Canada in extradition case

Vancouver - Chinese Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou and her lawyers return to a Canadian court on Monday to press for her release, arguing the US misled Canada about her alleged crimes to secure her detention on foreign soil.

No decision on Assange extradition before US vote: UK judge

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will have to wait until after the US election to find out whether he will be extradited to face espionage charges there, the British judge presiding over his hearing said Friday.

Assange says he 'hears voices' in prison: psychiatrist

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange complained of hearing imaginary voices and music while detained in a high-security British prison, a psychiatrist who has interviewed him told his extradition hearing on Tuesday.

Israel court: sex crimes suspect can be extradited to Australia

Jerusalem - An Israeli court ruled Monday after years of legal wrangling that an ultra-Orthodox Jewish former school principal suspected of dozens of cases of sexual abuse of her pupils in Australia can be extradited to face trial.

North Korean man in Malaysia challenges US extradition bid

Kuala Lumpur - A North Korean man launched a legal challenge Friday against a US bid to extradite him from Malaysia over allegations he supplied goods to his country in breach of sanctions.

Assange extradition hearing resumes in London

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange returned to court in London on Monday for a hearing to decide whether he should be extradited to the United States for leaking secrets about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Julian Assange: prolific leaker of secrets back in spotlight

London - A fearless campaigner for democratic openness? Or a criminal trying to avoid justice? WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a highly polarising figure.

Assange extradition hearing resumes in London

London - Supporters of Julian Assange on Monday protested outside a London courtroom, calling for the WikiLeaks founder not to be extradited to the United States for leaking secrets about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

China halts HK extradition treaties with Canada, Australia, UK

Bejing - China announced the suspension Tuesday of Hong Kong's extradition treaties with Canada, Australia and Britain in a tit-for-tat move following similar decisions by those countries over a controversial new security law.

New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

Wellington - New Zealand suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong on Tuesday in protest at a "deeply concerning" new security law China has imposed on the territory, joining its allies in sanctioning Beijing over the move.

France charges Chilean with murder of Japanese ex-girlfriend

Paris - Chilean Nicolas Zepeda was charged with murder shortly after his extradition to France over the 2016 disappearance of his Japanese ex-girlfriend, prosecutors said on Friday.

UK suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

London - Britain on Monday risked worsening strained ties with China, as it suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in protest at a controversial new security law in the territory.

Mexico asks Canada to arrest, extradite ex-investigator

Mexico - Mexico is to seek the arrest and extradition from Canada of the former chief investigator in the murky disappearance of 43 students in 2014, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Friday.

Australia offers safe haven to Hong Kongers, sparking China fury

Sydney - Australia offered pathways to permanent residency for thousands of people from Hong Kong on Thursday in response to China's crackdown on dissent, drawing a furious reply from Beijing.

Australia offers safe haven to Hong Kongers

Sydney - Australia on Thursday offered pathways to permanent residency for thousands of people from Hong Kong, in a risky challenge to China over its crackdown on dissent in the city.

Canadian detainee's wife 'disappointed' Trudeau rules out swap with China

Montr - The wife of one of two Canadians imprisoned in China said Sunday she is "disappointed" by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's refusal to consider a swap for a detained Huawei executive facing extradition to the United States.

Halt extradition of Huawei exec says former Canada Supreme Court Justice

Montr - Canada's government has the authority to halt the extradition of a Huawei executive and should do so as part of efforts to secure the release of two Canadian citizens detained in China, a former Supreme Court Justice has said.

Canadian court rules against Huawei exec fighting extradition

Vancouver - An executive for Chinese tech giant Huawei suffered a legal setback Wednesday when a Canadian judge ruled that proceedings to extradite her to the United States will go ahead.

Trudeau says China just doesn't get Canada's independent judiciary

Ottawa - Beijing's linking of its detention of two Canadians in China to the arrest of a Chinese executive in Vancouver shows it doesn't understand the meaning of an independent judiciary, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.

Chilean man accused in Japanese student murder appeals French extradition

Santiago - A Chilean man accused of murdering a Japanese student in a French city in 2016 has appealed a court decision to extradite him to face trial in France, his lawyer said.

Assange loses bid to be bailed over coronavirus

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Wednesday failed in his bid to be bailed after he argued that he was at risk of catching coronavirus in the British prison where he is being held.

Assange's UK extradition hearing paused until May

London - A British judge on Thursday paused Julian Assange's extradition hearing following four days of intense legal wrangling over Washington's request for the WikiLeaks founder to stand trial there on espionage charges.

Assange lawyer accuses US of peddling lies as Wikileaks founder

London - A lawyer for Julian Assange on Tuesday accused the United States of "boldly and blatantly" misstating facts about the Wikileaks founder's conduct, on the second day of his extradition hearing in Britain.

Son of powerful Mexican drug lord extradited to US

Mexico - The son of a powerful Mexican drug lord was Thursday extradited to the United States, where he is wanted for trafficking, a government source told AFP.

Brazil to extradite 'massacre' suspect to Spain: lawyer

Bras - A Spaniard linked to the far-right 1977 slayings of five people in Madrid will be extradited from Brazil this Thursday, his lawyer told AFP.

Canada court adjourns Huawei exec's extradition battle

Vancouver - The Canadian court tussle over the arrest of a Huawei telecoms executive was put in limbo Thursday when a judge adjourned the case that pits the United States against China.
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