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Parties Told To File Submissions In Rahman’s Extradition Case

The New Zealand authorities have asked for Joshua to be extradited to New Zealand to face certain criminal charges relating to the importation of prohibited drugs.
10 Feb 2022 12:20
Parties Told To File Submissions In Rahman’s Extradition Case
Joshua Aziz Rahman outside the High Court in Suva after his sentence in April 2021 Photo: Ashna Kumar

The State and defence lawyers in a Canadian national’s extradition case have been told to file their written submissions.

This is in a miscellaneous action filed by the Director of Public Prosecutions to extradite Joshua Aziz Rahman to New Zealand.

The Canadian national, with a Fijian heritage, is convicted for being in possession of 39.5 kilograms of cocaine worth $39.5 million. He has been jailed for 20 years with a non-parole period of 14 years to be served.

The New Zealand authorities have asked for Joshua to be extradited to New Zealand to face certain criminal charges relating to the importation of prohibited drugs.

State lawyer from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Jayneeta Prasad, and Rahman’s lawyer, Devanesh Sharma from R Patel Lawyers, agreed that in the event Rahman was tried and convicted for offences in New Zealand, any time served in a custodial sentence in New Zealand would be deducted from his Fijian sentence.

The parties have been asked to file written submissions for the Court to consider Rahman’s surrender to the NZ authorities.

The matter would be called again on February 25.

Feedbackashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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