British adviser avoids extradition due to conditions of detention in Thailand

By Richard Crump (December 2, 2021, 4:52 p.m. GMT) – The extradition of a British investment adviser wanted by Thai authorities for allegedly operating an unlicensed securities firm was blocked by a London court on Thursday as A judge cited the risk that he would be subjected to “inhuman or degrading treatment” if imprisoned in Thailand.

District Judge John McGarva ordered the release of Neil Robbirt in a judgment handed down by the Westminster Magistrates’ Court. Extradition to Thailand would violate Robbirt’s human rights due to the country’s poor prison standards, Judge McGarva said.

The judge ruled that prosecutors crossed the legal threshold to extradite Robbirt, 60, but said Thai authorities gave …

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