NO REPERCUSSION EXPECTED ON TRIAL RELATING TO ABU SALEM CASE

Press Release
New Delhi , 17.01.2012

           The Portugal Supreme Court has upheld the decision of Court of Appeal, Lisbon vide which it had held that there has been breach of Rule of Specialty in the matter of extradition of Abu Salem.

 

           There is expected to be NO repercussion on status of Abu Salem and on the on-going trial against Abu Salem. Trial Courts at Lucknow and Mumbai have rejected his petition.

 

            The issue of ‘violation of Rule of Specialty’ has been examined at length by Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on similar petitions filed by Abu Salem in India. Hon’ble Supreme Court vide its order dated 10.09.2010 has held that there has been no violation of Rule of Specialty after examining the issues pertaining to Rule of Specialty with reference to and in comparison with Extradition laws of U.K., U.S. and Portugal. Subsequent to this decision, the trial against Abu Salem is continuing on regular basis.

 

            Another option of filing an Appeal before the Constitutional Court in Portugal is available.

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