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High Court to rule on Bailey extradition warrant later this month

December 6th, 2019 8:14 AM

By Southern Star Team

Ian Bailey at Bantry Market (Photo: Andy Gibson.)

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By Ruaidhri Giblin

THE High Court will decide later this month whether it will endorse a warrant seeking Ian Bailey’s extradition to France for the murder of filmmaker Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

It is the third time French authorities have sought Mr Bailey’s surrender in relation to the death of Ms du Plantier, who was found dead outside her holiday home in Schull in December 1996.

Extradition proceedings cannot begin in Ireland until the High Court endorses the French warrant.

Counsel for Mr Bailey, Ronan Munro SC, said his client would be asking the court not to endorse the warrant as it would result in his liberty being curtailed.

Mr Justice Donald Binchy put the matter back to December 16 next.

Read the full story in this week's Southern Star, out Thursday.

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