Montenegro court cancels extradition approval for Do Kwon

The Appellate Court of Montenegro on Dec. 14 ruled to annul the decision of the High Court of Podgorica approving Kwon’s extradition to either the U.S. or South Korea, according to an official announcement on Dec. 19.

The High Court of Podgorica previously determined the legal requirements for Kwon’s extradition in November 2023, leaving the final decision on Kwon’s extradition to Montenegro’s minister of justice.

According to the latest decision by the appeals court, Kwon’s defense has successfully appealed that decision, and the case should be returned to the Podgorica Basic Court for retrial.

This is a developing story, and further information will be added as it becomes available.