· Iran, US prisoners held by two sides →
- Sajjad Shahidian, a 33-year-old Iranian, was extradited from Britain and faced a US court on May 19, charged with violating sanctions through his financial services company PAYMENT24, according to the US Department of Justice (DoJ).
The China Post
· Israeli president calls Australian PM after teacher’s ruling →
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said he spoke Wednesday with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, following an Israeli court ruling that a former teacher accused of sexually abusing her students in Australia was fit to stand trial and be extradited.
· 'Welcome but overdue': Ex-ambassador says Leifer decision to heal Israel ties →
Mr Sharma predicted she would be extradited to stand trial in Australia in six to 12 months.
The China Post
· Huawei CFO Meng to find out if her fraud case will proceed →
The U.S. wants her extradited to face fraud charges.
· Malka Leifer's alleged victims relieved by Israeli ruling she is fit to face extradition trial →
The alleged victims of Malka Leifer, who is wanted on more than 74 charges of sexually abusing students, have expressed shock and relief after an Israeli court ruled the former Australian principal is mentally fit to stand trial and can be extradited to Australia.
Hong Kong Free Press
· Explainer: How a new law may see Hongkongers jailed for 3 years for parodying the national anthem →
Although the government wanted to see the bill passed last year, the process was held up first by pro-democracy lawmakers’ efforts to block the legislation, and later by a months-long protest movement against a now-axed bill that would have enabled the Hong Kong authorities to extradite suspects to their mainland counterpart.
· Morning mail: Malka Leifer ruling, strip-search class action, new JK Rowling book →
Wednesday: Isreali court rules former Melbourne teacher can be extradited to Australia.
The New York Times
· Ex-Head of Australian Girls School Is Fit for Trial, Israeli Court Says →
For six years, Australia has tried to extradite Malka Leifer to face charges of sexually assaulting her students but she claimed to be mentally ill.
· Israeli court ruling clears way for extradition of alleged child sex abuser →
The process to extradite her has stalled several times since charges were laid in 2013.
· Malka Leifer can be extradited to Australia, Israeli court rules →
An Israeli court has ruled that alleged child sex abuser Malka Leifer is mentally fit to stand trial and can be extradited to Australia, where the former Melbourne headteacher is wanted on 74 sexual assault charges.