XY v Public Prosecutor’s Office, Oost Nederland


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[2019] EWHC 624 (Admin)

The Court allowed an appeal against extradition in relation to a UK citizen whose surrender was sought by a court in the Netherlands for an offence of armed robbery for which he had already served a sentence which was increased on an appeal.

Whilst in custody in that country he had been raped and was suffering from PTSD. Elisabeth Laing J found that it would be oppressive to order his extradition back to the place where the Dutch authorities had failed to protect him from such a traumatic experience.

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Benjamin Seifert

Benjamin Seifert
Year of Call: 2007