German internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom can
appeal to see the US government files on his case, the New Zealand
Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Dotcom is trying to overturn an earlier decision by the Court of Appeal that said full disclosure was not necessary in extradition cases, and that a summary of the case against a suspect in another jurisdiction was enough for a New Zealand court to decide.
"I am looking forward to the New Zealand Supreme Court review in our case and getting the discovery needed for a fair extradition hearing," he said on microblogging website Twitter.
Dotcom, a New Zealand permanent resident, and his co-accused Finn Batato, Mathias Ortmann and Bram van der Kolk are on bail awaiting an extradition hearing on US government charges of internet piracy, money laundering and racketeering.
The extradition case was expected to be heard in August, but may now be postponed.
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