Sydney woman challenging Chile extradition

Margaret Scheikowski

A Sydney woman wanted in Chile over the alleged kidnapping of seven people during the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet is challenging the validity of the extradition process.

Adriana Rivas, who has been in custody since her arrest by NSW police in February following a request from Chile for her extradition, is also seeking a review of a magistrate's refusal to grant her bail.

The 66-year-old's extradition challenge was mentioned briefly in the Federal Court in Sydney on Thursday when Justice Wendy Abraham set a timetable for parties to file documents.

An interlocutory application relating to the extradition was set down for a one-day hearing on November 1, while a case management hearing for the bail review application was listed for September 2.

In June, magistrate Margaret Quinn refused her release application, finding there were no special circumstances in the case to warrant the granting of bail.