Appellant discharged after assurances given in relation to detention conditions at Lisbon Central Prison deemed generalised and vague


Re: Mohammed v Comarca De Lisboa Oeste, Instancia Central De Sintra, 1a Seccao Criminal, Portugal [2018] EWHC 225 (Admin)

The Divisional Court refused to extradite the appellant to Portugal as there was a real risk of ECHR, art 3 treatment in Lisbon Central Prison. Assurances and further material received from the Portuguese authorities in response to Aranyosi questions from the Court were insufficient to reduce the risk and were provided too late in any event. The appellant’s immediate release was ordered.

Alex Bailin QC was involved in this case.