BSQ partner Roger Sahota has been instructed in another high-profile extradition case. The Government of the United States of America is seeking the extradition of a BSQ client alleged to be a key figure in a South American drug trafficking cartel.
BSQ partner Roger Sahota has been instructed in and will be attending a press conference organised on behalf of the former Georgian Prime Minister Mikheil Saakashvili in the Hague on Tuesday focussing on human rights violations following his expulsion from the Ukraine earlier this year.
The text of the press release follows:
Professor Geoffrey Robertson, QC and Mikheil Saakashvili will hold a joint press conference
on Tuesday May 29, 2018 starting at 13:30at the Nieuwspoort Press Center in Amsterdam
(Lange Poten 10, 2511 CL Den Haag).
Geoffrey Robertson QC, renowned international human rights lawyer and former UN Appeal Judge has provided a legal opinion regarding the deprivation of citizenship as well as the forced expulsion from the Ukraine of Georgia’s third president Mikheil Saakashvili. The Ukraine is culpable, in Mr Robertson’s view, for violating his civil and political rights
Press Conference to be held on May 29:th Professor Robertson will summarise his legal opinion. Mr Saakashvili, recognised as a top performer and anti-corruption campaigner in the first soviet region, will explain the background and motivations of the Ukrainian government in politically persecuting him as well as his supporters in Ukraine.
A question and answer period will follow.
The press conference is open to all accredited members of the press as well as interested NGO representatives and attorneys.
For additional information contact:
Ivan Lozowy, Esq.
Chargé for International Affairs
Movement of New Forces of Mikheil Saakashvili
BSQ partner Roger Sahota specialises in international and domestic criminal law with a political dimension.
The CPS acting on behalf of the Government of India (GOI) have declined to appeal the decision of the Chief Magistrate to reject the GOI's request to extradite two individuals in an important fraud case. Both clients were represented by BSQ partner Roger Sahota.
Details of the original decision can be found here.
Indian extradition cases are rare and the decision is a notable victory for our private crime team.
Roger Sahota is an acknowledged expert in international criminal law. Counsel instructed was Ben Keith of 5 St Andrews Hill and Ben Cooper of Doughty Street Chambers.
If you require representation in relation to a pending business extradition case contact our London offices.