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Extradition hearing unfair due to absence of interpreter Maaroufi, sub nom R v Governor of Brixton Prison, ex parte Maaroufi (1997)
Court: DC (McCowan LJ and Smedley J) 18/4/9Appearances: Oscar Del Fabbro instructed by Garstangs for the applicant. James Lewis instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service, Ludgate Hill for the Governor of Brixton Prison and the German Government.
Summary: Applicant for habeas corpus awaiting extradition to Germany should have raised the complaint that his solicitors had failed to secure the services of a competent interpreter at the hearing, but could still raise the matter with the Home Secretary before the final decision to extradite was made.