Valintelis v Prosecutors General Office Lithuania

Extradition – Extradition order. The respondent judicial authority sought the appellant Lithuanian national's extradition pursuant to a European arrest warrant in order to stand trial for the theft of £14,000. The appellant had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and relied on his family for support. There was a risk that he would attempt suicide if extradited. The district judge ordered the appellant's extradition and he appealed. Dismissing the appeal, the Administrative Court held that the appellant could not establish that his extradition would be oppressive due to his mental condition as there had been no evidence that he would not receive treatment in prison in Lithuania. Further, the appellant's extradition would not be a disproportionate interference with his right to family life in the circumstances.

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