Target Of 1st UK Wealth Order Wins Extradition Battle

Law360, London (September 26, 2019, 7:04 PM BST) -- The high-spending wife of a jailed banker, the target of the U.K.’s first unexplained wealth order, will not be extradited to Azerbaijan to face fraud charges because she would not get a fair trial, a London court ruled Thursday.

Zamira Hajiyeva will not be sent back to her home country to face criminal charges after a judge at Westminster Magistrates' Court said it was likely she would be persecuted. (AP) Zamira Hajiyeva will not be forced to return to her home country to face criminal charges of embezzlement after Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot said in a hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court...

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