Retired businessman Christopher Tappin
Extradited to US on charges (charges mind) of supplying batteries for missiles via a zillion cut out companies. The US authorities took 3 years (yes, 3 years) to decide to take action against him after two others had been charged (to the best of my knowledge, still unresolved).
In a solitary confinement cell in Texas with 60 minutes out a day and all reading materials confiscated.
No witnesses for the defence going from the UK as they are ‘too frightened of being arrested on spurious charges by the US government’.
Apparent Civil Rights – 0.
Fundamentalist cleric Abu Qatada.
Living in London and allowed to take his kids to school.
Wanted in Jordan for atrocities there. And apparently elsewhere.
Cannot be extradited from the UK due to a European Court ruling on it ‘infringing his human rights’ as he may (yes, may) be tortured and/or the evidence against him may (yes, may) have been obtained under torture.
Cost to UK taxpayer estimated at £100,000 per week.
So yet again a) the British Government kowtow to the Evil Empire and it’s one sided rules ( just for your information: To extradite a US citizen to the UK needs full legal representation, supporting documents, and presentation in court. To extradite a UK citizen to the US needs a request – request mind you – to a local Magistrates Court) and b) Obama and his cohorts ride rough shod over any human dignity.
And Americans wonder why no one else likes them.
Our Home Secretary should be beseiged by letters and emails and write now, diablog, with Glynsky to your MP.
As before (and probably many times more), it’s just another…
Yours, diablog, outraged