The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in South Africa has rejected former Monero lead maintainer Riccardo Spagni’s bid to have it declare his extradition from the United States to South Africa illegal. In its ruling, the Supreme Court of Appeal insisted that Spagni did not sufficiently argue for the voiding of the extradition process.
Spagni Challenges Extradition Process
A South African court has dismissed former Monero lead developer Riccardo Spagni’s attempt to have his extradition from the United States to South Africa ruled illegal, a local report has said. In its ruling, the court argued that Spagni had legal representation when he voluntarily waived his rights during an extradition hearing, hence he cannot question the validity of the extradition process.
As previously reported by Bitcoin.com News in July 2022, Spagni, who initially resisted the extradition attempts, eventually agreed to return to South Africa on the condition that his “release on warning had not been cancelled and the state had to cancel it.” This then paved the way for Spagni’s transfer from U.S. custody to South African law enforcement.
However, according to a News 24 report, Spagni had, prior to his departure for South Africa, filed a suit with the…