Brazuks and others v Prosecutor General's Office, Latvia

Extradition – Extradition hearing. The district judge ordered that the appellant Latvian nationals should be extradited to Latvia pursuant to European arrest warrants. The appellants appealed on the basis that there was a real risk that their rights under art 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights would be breached if they were detained in prison in Latvia. Dismissing the appeal, the Administrative Court held that a general attack on Latvian prison conditions could not possibly succeed. Further, none of the appellants had been able to present special circumstances which had given rise to a real risk of treatment contrary to art 3 of the Convention.

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