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HIV positive Jamaican man challenging extradition for court December

Published:Wednesday | October 1, 2014 | 8:31 AM

The hearing into the case of an HIV positive Jamaican man fighting his extradition to Canada has been pushed back to December 17 for case management.



Yesterday, the matter could not proceed when it was called up in the Supreme Court.



Canadian authorities want the Jamaican man to stand trial on charges of aggravated sexual assault.



He has been accused of infecting five women in Canada with HIV.



The authorities contend that while the Jamaican man was living in Canada in the late 1990’s he had sexual intercourse with the women knowing that he was HIV positive.



Last month, the man was ordered to be extradited following a hearing in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court.



However, he later took the matter to the Supreme Court seeking a writ of habeas corpus for his immediate release.



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