On 24 March 2022, Deputy Senior District Judge Ikram discharged the extradition case of Government of Armenia v AB.

The judge found there was a real risk of a breach of the Requested Person’s Human Rights. The judge found that there would be a real risk of a breach of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”) in relation to prison conditions, Article 6 ECHR in relation to fair trial.The judge was concerned about mistreatment on the basis of discrimination because of his LGBT identity. 

Ben Keith leading Danielle Barden represented AB instructed by Thomas Ashbey at Lloyds PR solicitors. 

Ben Keith is a leading barrister specialising in Extradition and International Crime, as well as dealing with Immigration, Serious Fraud, and Public law. He has extensive experience of appellate proceedings before the Administrative and Divisional Courts, Criminal and Civil Court of Appeal as well as applications and appeals to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and United Nations. He is ranked in Chambers and Partners as a band 1 leader in the field of Extradition at the London Bar and in the Legal 500 as a Tier 1 leading individual in international crime and extradition. 

Danielle Barden is a specialist barrister instructed in business crime, general crime and extradition.  She is ranked in the Legal 500 as a rising star in International Crime and Extradition. Danielle is also recognised in Chambers & Partners in the Up and Coming category for her work in Extradition. Danielle regularly appears before the Magistrates’ Court and the High Court, representing requested persons whose extradition has been requested to countries both throughout Europe and further afield.