LATEST NEWS- ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST AND UK GOVERNMENT DON'T CARE- CHRIS TAPPIN REFUSED APPEAL TO SUPREME COURT
BBC NEWS- CHRIS TAPPIN
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Chris Tappin is one of those fighting extradition to the US whilst never having left the UK. Chris was a victim of an illegal FBI sting operation see HERE but still our Judiciary, Home Secretary and Prime Minister favour extradition to the US rather than deal with UK citizens under UK law and are not acting swiftly enough to remedy the flaws in the extradition treaty with the US. The floodgates to the US are open and our government is doing nothing concrete to remedy the rotten extradition act which they promised to amend.
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Can you help ? You have probably heard of the awful position in which Christopher Tappin,finds himself. Last week he lost his Appeal at the High Court to prevent his extradition to the US for trying to export batteries to Iran without a licence. Chris is adamant that he knew nothing about the batteries, save what he had been told by his customer and that he had asked the US exporters to arrange the shipping of the batteries to Amsterdam. Implicit in his instructions was his understanding that they would arrange the necessary export licence.
Chris now faces extradition to El Paso in Texas. According to a US lawyer who Chris has spoken to, bail may not be granted. If this is the case Chris will be imprisoned in one of the most notorious and dangerous prisons in the US, full of drug runners, drug dealers and gangland murderers. (Gary Milgrew of the Nat West Three has written a detailed and horrifying account of his experience in this prison).
He faces being locked in a cell with 80 other prisoners awaiting a trial at which it will be impossible for him to defend himself as the witnesses and experts he has consulted are too frightened to speak on his behalf for fear of being extradited themselves. He may have to wait for a very long time for such a trial under threat of 35 years imprisonment. His best option may be to plea bargain with the result being that he will be branded a criminal for the rest of his life.
Our judges are following the Extradition Treaty to the letter of the law REGARDLESS of guilt or innocence. The Scott-Baker Review gave no thought or showed any concern to the plight of British citizens losing their liberty, their likelihood of a fair trial and most cruel of all, the love and support of their families and close friends.
Chris' lawyers are intending to appeal to the Supreme Court but has been warned that it is very doubtful that they will agree to look at his case. I fear that the almost inevitable outcome will be his extradition. How can this happen to a 65 year old retired British businessman with 45 years of experience in the Shipping and Forwarding industry who has never been in trouble before and who was ensnared by a bogus US government company ? This would never happen under UK laws.The case is not sub-judice and I would welcome an urgent and substantive response as soon as possible.
Please help this man and his family.