16th April 2021
Daniel Sternberg successful in resisting extradition to the USA.
Daniel Sternberg, led by Edward Fitzgerald QC of Doughty Street Chambers represented Mr Jabbir Siddiq in his successful appeal to the High Court against extradition. Jabbir Siddiq was charged with trafficking in drugs. There was a further allegation made that he was involved in terrorism. Mr Siddiq always maintained his evidence and claimed that he was the subject of entrapment attempts. In the High Court his challenge was based, amongst other things, on an allegation of abuse of process and an abuse of power by the United States. Evidence was adduced of a tape recording in which the Chief Prosecution witness claimed that he had been intimidated and bribed to make a statement against Mr Siddiq. Shortly after the hearing in the High Court the US Department of Justice applied to dismiss the charges brought against Mr Siddiq in the United States and to concede the appeal. Mr Siddiq has subsequently been released and has flown back to Pakistan, a free man.
Daniel Sternberg was led by Edward Fitzgerald QC and was instructed by Deepak Vij and Amirah Ajaz of ABV Solicitors.