#NoLove4USGov - An extradition too far

Amber Rudd has signed Lauri Love's extradition order despite huge public uproar, opposition both inside and outside her own party, inside and outside of government and a previous home secretary, now Prime Minister blocking an extradition with almost exactly the same conditions. Lauri is unlikely to meet justice in America, in his case the most likely outcome is jail without a trial.

Naomi Colvin of Courage Foundation has previously said:

"Judge Tempia's ruling on Friday shows that the legal changes Theresa May introduced after she blocked Gary McKinnon's extradition are not fit for purpose."

David A Elston Pirate Party Spokesperson said:

"Clearly the US is not interested in justice and our own government is unwilling to stand up for our civil liberties.

"Instead through extradition the USA is seeking to silence and lock up Love. Knowing this was blocked before, this clear failure of our government is a chosen path. The forum bar does not work as this is precisely the kind of scenario it was meant to prevent. More importantly they have failed Lauri and through the ruling on him, our civil liberties and our rights, our right to a fair trial has taken a heavy hit.

"This case is setting a very dangerous president for how we will in future allow the USA to dictate to us how to handle our own citizens when accused of a crime.

"The essential relationship with the USA is looking increasingly one sided. We have seen first-hand that if they make a mere accusation, without any evidence or real argument presented, you can be accused and pulled from your country, pulled from your home and placed into the US government's custody. Increasingly we are sharing more and more data with the US administration and now we must accept to share policing rights over us? It must always be up to our British police and British courts to decide precisely what actions qualify what response and not something a foreign power can inject into our systems.

"The now President-Elect, Donald Trump is no saviour to these problems either; while previous administrations have done their best to claw their ways into our personal and private lives, the opposition, soon to be President Trump has said in his election campaign he will introduce yet more snooping powers.

"Lauri Love and the Courage Foundation are doing everything they can to stop this becoming this affront to justice but us Pirates must do the same."

Forum Bar: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2003/41/section/83A

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Tuesday, 15 November, 2016 - 13:15
David A Elston

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