Do Kwon’s Extradition Case Headed To The Supreme Court?

March 22, 2024 12:02 am Comments

Do Kwon’s extradition case may be heading to the Supreme Court of Montenegro due to the ongoing battle to extradite him.

The Montenegrin courts have reversed course on whether or not to extradite the Terraform Labs co-founder to the United States numerous times now and have also wrestled with whether or not to extradite him to his native country of South Korea.

Because of the highly contentious nature of Do Kwon’s case, the case may be headed up to the Montenegrin Supreme Court.

Legal officials cite court improprieties and the violation of legal technicalities as reasons why Do Kwon’s case was not handled properly.

Do Kwon recently lost his appeal to avoid extradition to South Korea; however, if his defense team can successfully argue that the court messed up then his fate will once again change. For now, here are the latest updates:

Coin Telegraph reports:

Montenegrin courts have been weighing whether to grant extradition of Kwon to the United States or South Korea, where he could face criminal charges related to his role in the downfall of Terraform Labs.

Following a decision on March 20, it appeared that the Terraform Labs co-founder was going to be extradited to South Korea. However, prosecutors suggested that the Supreme Court could “issue a verdict that would change the Court’s decision.”

Atlas 21 provided this update in the ongoing saga of Terraform Labs co-founder Do Kwon: “On March 20th, the court in Montenegro rejected the final appeal by the legal team of Do Kwon, founder of Terraform Labs, and ordered his extradition to his home country. The court upheld the previous decision of the Supreme Court of Podgorica issued on March 3rd.”

CoinDesk echoed other outlets:

Montenegro’s Office of the Supreme State Prosecutor said that the High Court’s decision to extradite Kwon to his native South Korea instead of to the U.S. – as well as the appellate court’s subsequent confirmation – was done via “abbreviated proceedings” that exceeded the limits of its powers, according to a translated statement published Thursday

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