The Dutch Supreme Court has approved the extradition of a convicted cyberbully, facing charges in the case of a Port Coquitlam teen who killed herself after being bullied online.
It was not immediately clear when the suspect, Aydin Coban, could be sent to Canada following Tuesday’s ruling.
The 38-year-old was convicted last month by a Dutch court and sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison for cyberbullying dozens of young girls and gay men.
In Canada, he faces a separate trial in the cyberbullying of Amanda Todd, a 15-year-old girl whose 2012 suicide drew global attention to online abuse.
His lawyer did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
Meanwhile, Amanda’s mother, Carol, says she is elated to hear the news, and calls the decision a gift in several ways.
“Today is my birthday, and this is the best birthday present ever. It’s just…surreal. As I waited for it, I didn’t know if it would be a ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ and to hear a ‘yes,’ to me it’s a victory.”
Coban’s extradition must be approved by the Dutch security and justice minister.
— Carol Todd (@c_todd) April 4, 2017