UK Extradition

2012: A People Powered Year

John Coventry | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK Politics
John Coventry

As a memorable year draws to a close, I thought we'd get in the end-of-year-review spirit and look at some of the biggest people-powered campaigns of 2012.

Gary McKinnon 'To Face No Further Criminal Charges'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

The mother of computer hacker Gary McKinnon laid down the gauntlet to president Barack Obama, challenging him to pardon her son, as it was announced h...

Free! Richard O'Dwyer Speaks Of Relief After Avoiding Extradition

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK

A student facing trial in the US over copyright charges has spoken of his relief after he struck a deal to avoid extradition. Richard O'Dwyer, 24,...

Theresa May Granted Right To Appeal For Abu Qatada's Deportation

PA | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK

Home Secretary Theresa May has been granted permission to appeal against the decision to allow radical preacher Abu Qatada to stay in the UK, court of...

Shrien Dewani 'A Husk Of A Man' After Wife's Murder

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK

A businessman wanted in South Africa over the murder of his wife whilst they were honeymooning is a "husk" of his former self, a court has heard. ...

'I Burst Into Tears When I Read The Judge's Comments'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK

Richard O'Dwyer's mother Julia has spoken of her utter relief after her 24-year-old son signed a deal to avoid extradition to the US over copyright in...

Richard O'Dwyer Signs Deal To Avoid US Extradition

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman and Felicity Morse | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK

British student Richard O'Dwyer has signed a deal to avoid extradition to the US over copyright infringement allegations, the High Court has been told...

US Attorney General Denies Feeling 'Completely Screwed' By Theresa May

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK

US attorney general Eric Holder has denied feeling "completely screwed" by Theresa May after she blocked the extradition of computer hacker Gary McKin...

The Public School Boy Who Ended Up Being a Wanted Alleged Terrorist

Navjot Singh | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Politics
Navjot Singh

The last time I briefly spoke to my former schoolmate Talha was just after we completed our A-Level exams in the summer of 1998 at the prestigious private school Dulwich College in southeast London. After spending nearly six years in a British jail awaiting extradition to America on terrorist charges, Syed Talha Ahsan has now faced extradition to America after losing his appeal at the European Court of Human Rights, alongside four other terrorist suspects including the radical preacher Abu Hamza.

Felicity A Morse

British Man Extradited On Terror Charges Pens Love Sonnet To Home Secretary

HuffingtonPost.com | Felicity A Morse | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK Politics

Talha Ahsan is a British poet and writer who was extradited to America to face terror charges in September. He suffers from Aspergers, like Gary McKin...

Felicity A Morse

Terror Suspect Talha Ahsan 'Kept In Solitary Confinement 23 Hours A Day'

HuffingtonPost.com | Felicity A Morse | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK

Talha Ahsan, the British man extradited to the US on terror charges, is spending 23 hours a day in solitary confinement, his brother has revealed. ...

Asymmetric Extradition - The American Way

Annie Machon | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Annie Machon

Richard O'Dwyer is the Sheffield student who is currently wanted by the USA on copyright infringement charges. Richard has lived all his life in the UK, and he set up his website there. Under UK law he had committed no crime. However, the American authorities thought differently.

Mega New Venture For Dotcom

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK Tech

Kim Dotcom, the founder of banned file sharing site Megaupload and currently under investigation for alleged online piracy, racketeering and money lau...

Tappin Awaits Plea Bargain Result

PA | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK

A plea deal between extradited Briton Christopher Tappin and US prosecutors is the beginning of his "swift and safe return" to the UK, his wife has sa...

Is it Because We're Black?

Tam Hussein | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

The decision to extradite Talha Ahsan and keep McKinnon is bad for all of us. It undermines the values that the majority of British citizens hold dear and will damage the trust that many British ethnic minorities feel towards their country.

Briton 'To Admit' Weapons Charges In US Plea Bargain

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK

Retired British businessman Christopher Tappin is expected to reach a deal with prosecutors next week. Christopher Tappin, 65, was extradited to th...

Words Matter

David Burrowes MP | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Politics
David Burrowes MP

I said in the Commons yesterday that the Home Secretary had saved my constituent's life. Some MPs, such as the former Home Secretary Alan Johnson reacted with incredulity. It was of course Alan Johnson who in 2009 refused to step in and stop Gary's extradition when medical evidence made clear that he would take his own life.

Proof the Conservatives Can be Trusted on Civil Liberties

Robert Prager | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Politics
Robert Prager

Theresa May's decision to block the extradition of Gary McKinnon to the United States has proven that the Conservatives can be trusted on justice and constitutional affairs.

'He Smiled For The First Time In Years'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK

Computer hacker Gary McKinnon's 10-year fight against extradition to the United States was an "emotional rollercoaster", his mother has said. Janis...

Theresa May's Announcement on Reforming Extradition Arrangements Long Overdue and Most Welcome

Jago Russell | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Politics
Jago Russell

The bigger issue, by far, in these US/UK cases is the question of why people are being sent to the US to face trial rather than being prosecuted in British courts.

Gary McKinnon Has Asperger's Syndrome; So Does Talha Ahsan

Alex MacDonald | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Politics
Alex MacDonald

Could the difference possibly be that Talha Ahsan is a Muslim? Surely not.

Twitter Reacts To Gary McKinnon Extradition Blocking

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK

Twitter, the indispensable barometer of public opinion, has reacted fervently to the news that human rights flip-flopper, Theresa May, has blocked the...

Dina Rickman

'Some British Citizens Are More Equal Than Others'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dina Rickman | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK

The Home Office has been accused of double standards after blocking the extradition of Gary McKinnon, who has Asperger's, just two weeks after allowin...

'After 10 Long Years, He Can Get His Life Back'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK

Gary McKinnon's MP said the Home Secretary had "saved his life" in withdrawing his extradition order. Conservative MP David Burrowes said he was "d...

Dina Rickman

What Is An Extradition Forum Bar?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dina Rickman | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK

Britain’s extradition laws will be changed to include a ‘forum bar’, which would mean a court hearing has to be held to decide whether a person ...