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Abraaj’s Naqvi Mounts Fresh Challenge to Block US Extradition

  • Lawyers for tycoon say US prison conditions have deteriorated
  • Abraaj Group was once an influential emerging-market investors
Arif Naqvi

Arif Naqvi

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Lawyers for Abraaj Group’s Arif Naqvi, the founder of what was once the Middle East’s largest private equity fund, said there was “fresh evidence” that could overturn the UK’s decision to extradite him to the US to face fraud and racketeering charges.

There is new evidence on “serious deterioration” in the detention facility, where he would be housed in the US, his lawyer argued in a London court on Tuesday. Naqvi is also at risk of suicide if held in those conditions, he said.