Judge Nevin Dawson has ruled that the extradition of Kim Dotcom and his coaccused can proceed.
From the Herald:
Judge Nevin Dawson said there was an “overwhelming” amount of evidence that all four defendants should be surrendered to the US.
Batato’s wife began crying as soon as the decision was released, as did other supporters of the defendants.
Judge Dawson said the men had 15 days within which they could appeal the ruling or make a habeus corpus application.
Crown prosecutor Christine Gordon did not oppose bail for all the men but said the “change of circumstances” should see the conditions of bail reviewed.
She said the men should now be ordered to report to probation every day.
Judge Dawson said he was satisfied the men could be given bail.
Dotcom’s lawyer Ron Mansfield confirmed there would be an appeal lodged over the extradition this afternoon.
If the appeals do not succeed the matter will eventually be considered by the Minister of Justice.