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The UK Home Office has spent more than £130,000 on legal fees for seven extradition cases a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

In total they have spent £133,283.70 on fees for external counsel after a FOI was sent to them by Julia O’Dwyer who is campaigning against her son’s extradition to the United States.

They said they do not have the figures for legal proceedings relating to the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

In the coming weeks we will have a detailed post on extradition and how Freedom of Information requests can be useful to campaigners.

The Freedom of Information request into to Home Office legal spending can be seen below.

FOI Extradition Costs to UK Home Office

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare since ever since.