Sunday, 22 April 2012


E mail your own MP's about Richards case you can find your own MP's e mail address here. E mails tend to get a quicker response and remember we are running out of time to stop this aggressive extradition pursuit. Letters written to MP's generally take 6 weeks to generate a reply.

It would be useful if as many people as possible would write to or  e mail the Prime Minister David Cameron  here   and Deputy Prime Minister  Nick Clegg  to ask when the government is going to act on amendments to the current extradition treaty, to provide protection to UK citizens on a parr to that afforded to US citizens by the US government and to highlight Richard's case as well as the other victims.
  (Christopher Tappin, All the Info on Gary Mckinnon, Babar Ahmad Campaign)

Highlight the recent Freedom of Information Request 
which shows that not one US citizen has been extradited to the UK for a crime committed on US soil.
Please politely request a timely and substantive response.

Please ask  when are they going to report on the governments plans and are they going to take into account, the Joint Committee of Human Rights Report, the review of Sir Menzies Campbell, the Parliamentary Motion carried and Select Committee Reports & the submissions from the public and other bodies.

E mail the Home Secretary Theresa May   HERE 


Write A Letter to the Home Secretary

Theresa May
The Home Office
2 Marsham Street
London SW1P 4DF

Please highlight  the fact that what Richard did is not a crime in the UK and therefore not an extraditable offence.

Please voice your concerns and displeasure, again please ask for a substantive response. 

In any e mails it would be good to include any material to substantiate the fact that what Richard did does not constitute a crime in the UK.

MP'S who are involved in fighting to get the extradition law changed and who you can copy in to your MP e mail or just e mail them anyway putting extradition - national  matter on your e mail title are :

Keith Vaz
Dominic Raab
Julian Huppert
David Burrowes
Caroline Lucas
Sir Menzies Campbell
David Davis
Tim Farron 

Please keep signing Richard's petition here  This is going really well  thanks to all concerned  people so lets try keep it going.

Please use twitter hashtags  #extradition #RichardO #Freegary #FreeBabarAhmad #Freetalha

Follow me @jrodwyer  Other relevant people to tweet/follow @Janissharp (Gary's mum) @UKhomeoffice @Number10gov MP's on twitter can be found here


  1. Hi Julia,

    I had a reply from the petition (you probably have too), so here's a link on f/b to a note of it for you....

  2. Hi there no I didn't get a copy thanks I replied to you more fully on e mail. Thank you very much

    1. Heu there, what e-mail account did you send to...can't seem to find it?

    2. I just replied to the message in my gmail in box anyway here it is:
      Thank you for doing that.
      That looks like a canned response and no mention of all the debates, select committees and Sir Menzies Campbells own review. Can you send a reply mentioning these issues see what they say. Can I put a link on twitter to this or copy & paste it to publicise?

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    4. Okay, didn't get the first, but got your last....of course you can use the letter as you see fit....if you would like to send me your e-mail addy, I will send the original to you which has the letterhead.

  3. Here is a typical canned response from the home office! If you e mail them please question them about the findings of Sir Menzies Campbell's review along with Keith Vaz's Select Committee Reports & Parliamentary debates.

  4. Hi Julia,
    still waiting for responses from various Gov't Dept's, but in the meantime I don't understand this; 'A ministry source said there was no question of the Duchess being extradited to Turkey. "It has to be an offence in both the countries' laws. It's not an offence in UK law so the duchess won't be extradited," the source told Reuters, this same process must surely apply?

    1. Exactly and that is the point everyone has been making. Everyone else has to go through this Extradition process to prove its not a crime in the UK. Double Standards

  5. I've written to Nick Clegg on the extradition issue and got a response about how the issue was under review. It gave me a very postitive feeling that things really ARE changing!

  6. Hi Margitt

    I've just seen your comment here. Thank you so much for e mailing Nick Clegg. I think things may change but the government are so slow except when it suits them.Nick Clegg's review is ridiculous they haven't even started it yet and all the other reports are completed and gone to Home Secretary, LibDems far too slow to be considered even.