UK judge delays Abraaj founder extradition case over suicide test ruling

Mark Battersby
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A UK judge delayed yesterday (10 November) a bid by Arif Naqvi, the Abraaj Group founder, to appeal his extradition to America on fraud charges over the risk he could kill himself until a legal test on suicide is resolved in a separate case. Law 360 reported that Judge Philippa Whipple said at a High Court hearing that Naqvi's case should be adjourned to await the outcome of an extradition challenge by diamond tycoon Nirav Modi, who is wanted by Indian authorities over an alleged $2bn bank fraud. Modi argues that his extradition should be blocked, because the judge who ordered it had ...

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