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Martin Henley & Unnati Bhatt win lengthy extradition battle

November 2013

Martin Henley and Unnati Bhatt have secured the discharge of a Polish national, wanted for various offences in Poland. He had been an officer in the Polish army and a UN peace keeper in the former Yugoslavia. In 2001 he had become acutely unwell and was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, he may also have been suffering from PTSD as a result of his peace keeping role.

The Senior District Judge found that his extradition was oppressive by the passage of time. His strong reliance upon his partner for his immediate medical care and safeguarding his extradition would be a disproportionate interference with his right to family life. Finally the extradition would be unjust and oppressive by reason of his mental health.