Stepanovas v Ministry of Justice, Republic of Lithuania

Extradition – Extradition order. The appellant appealed against orders for his extradition to Lithuania to serve the balance of a sentence amounting to three years and nine months imposed for offences committed between April 2003 and July 2007. The Administrative Court, in allowing the appeal, held that, on all the facts, notwithstanding the seriousness of the original offending, now fairly ancient, and bearing in mind that the appellant had already served approximately 14 months' imprisonment, it would be disproportionate in all the circumstances to return him, in particular, having regard to his daughter's very rare congenital heart disease.

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