The Straits Times
Published on Nov 09, 2012

Two Singaporeans lose fight against extradition to US


Two businessmen fighting extradition to the United States for breaching a US trade embargo against Iran lost their case on Friday.

The Court of Appeal said that they had no more right to appeal and although there was a question of law involved, it was not one of public interest that would affect the outcome of the case.

Benson Hia Soo Gan, 44, and Lim Kow Seng, 42, were among four Singaporeans who had been accused by the American government of sending weapons parts to Iran. All were ordered in May to be extradited to stand trail in the United States by a district court.

They appealed for a review of the lower court's decision.