British court OKs Romanian businessman extradition

A British court has recently decided Romanian businessman Alexander Adamescu, currently arrested in UK, can be extradited to Romania. The decision can be further appealed.

His family said the decision was “wrong and profoundly unfair,” local Digi24 reported.

Adamescu was arrested preventively end-March, after a British court found he had been using forged documents during his extradition trial. It was his second arrest in UK, after the one in the summer of 2016, when he was accused of bribery. He was later released on bail.

Romanian authorities issued a European arrest warrant in 2016 for Adamescu, for bribery. He was caught in UK. Later in 2017, the British court suspended the extradition request, following a decision from the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes ICSID. During the extradition hearings, his lawyer presented a document allegedly from the Romanian Prisons Administration, which the institution denied having issued.

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