My blog diary of my fight against my son Richard's extradition to the US on allegations of copyright infringement for conduct which was not a crime in the UK. It transpires that extradition was sought because the US authorities were offended by Richard posting a rap video "F... tha Police" in protest at the seizure of his domain! err... Freedom of Speech?
Tuesday, 28 February 2012
HOME AFFAIRS COMMITTEE FEBRUARY 28TH 2012
Keith Vaz held the Home Affairs Committee final enquiry into the UK to US extradition arrangements. Mr Vaz & Co as ever rigorously questioned Judge Riddle, Dominic Grieve, Keir Starmer & Sir Menzies Campbell- full video here later.
Elaine Tappin and her son described their experience of the whole extradition nightmare highlighting the lack of any opportunity to have evidence examined within the current UK judicial process.
Chris is being held in isolation for 23hours a day and has no access to reading material his books have been taken from him. Chris's family have not received a single telephone call from Chris since he was shipped to America on 24th February now 5 days ago. See below how to help.
Chris appeared briefly in court in El Paso on 28th Feb, whilst there he was observed by a Briton working as a Press Photographer to be looking frail. All are concerned about Chris.
Please e mail the Foreign Office in UK , US & Houston Texas about Chris in Otero County Jail
Consider contacting the CBI http://www.cbi.org.uk/ to raise awareness