Tycoon's Atty Looks To Use Suicide Risk To Block Extradition

Law360, London (January 7, 2021, 4:09 PM GMT) -- A lawyer for diamond magnate Nirav Modi urged a London court on Thursday to block his extradition to face fraud charges in India because the risk that he will commit suicide in prison is similar to concerns that won Julian Assange reprieve earlier in the week.

Clare Montgomery QC of Matrix Chambers argued at a hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday that extraditing Nirav Modi to his home country would be "oppressive" and might lead her client to take his life.

Indian authorities want Modi, 49, to stand trial to face charges of fraud, conspiracy and witness intimidation over accusations...

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