Extradition

#NoLove4USGov - An extradition too far

Tuesday, 15 November, 2016 - 13:15

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:

Lauri Love should not be extradited

Thursday, 22 September, 2016 - 19:00

British Citizen Lauri Love is to be extradited to the USA, according to a ruling made 16th September.

Naomi Colvin of Courage Foundation 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. If the forum bar won't protect Lauri Love, who Judge Tempia acknowledged presents a suicide risk due to his complex medical diagnoses, it's very hard to see how they could ever protect anyone.

TV Shack creator can be extradited to the US, UK court rules

STUDENT Richard O'Dwyer can be extradited to the US over copyright infringement allegations related to his web site TV Shack, a UK court has ruled.

O'Dwyer created the TV Shack web site and is the subject of an order for his extradition to the US, much like Gary McKinnon.

Support for O'Dwyer had been building on Twitter, with Pirate Party leader Loz Kaye saying after the news, "Devastated. Protecting copyright has come to mean accepting unacceptable human collateral like Richard O'Dwyer."

 

Friday, 13 January, 2012 (All day)

TVShack founder Richard O’Dwyer faces US extradition after Home Office ruling

The home secretary, Theresa May, has approved the extradition of TVShack founder, Richard O'Dwyer, to the US, where he could face up to five years in prison.

The 23-year-old, who studied at Sheffield Hallam University, set up the site nearly four years ago, offering users links to websites which steamed movies and TV programmes.

Pirate Party leader Loz Kaye wrote on Twitter that he was appalled by the decision.

Tuesday, 13 March, 2012 (All day)

'Piracy' student Richard O'Dwyer avoids US extradition

A student facing trial and possible imprisonment in the United States has struck a deal to avoid extradition, the High Court has been told.

Richard O'Dwyer, from Sheffield, is accused of breaking copyright laws. The US authorities claimed the 24-year-old's TVShack website hosted links to pirated films and TV programmes.

Loz Kaye, leader of Pirate Party UK, a political party which wants to legalise non-commercial file-sharing, said the deal struck by Mr O'Dwyer showed the US extradition request had been "disproportionate and unnecessary".

"It does not remove the underlying problem, though. The US cannot be allowed to be the copyright cops of the world," he said.

Wednesday, 28 November, 2012 (All day)

Theresa May ends a decade of fear for Gary McKinnon

TODAY the UK Home Secretary Theresa May answered a question that was first asked a decade ago, must Gary McKinnon be extradited to the US?

The good news is she answered in the negative, and in doing so closed down a chapter of torment in the alleged NASA hacker's life.

"My thoughts are particularly with tireless campaigner Janis Sharp today. An inspiration," added Loz Kaye, the leader of the Pirate Party in the UK.

Tuesday, 16 October, 2012 (All day)

Make extradition fair

No extradition should be permitted where a British Judges deems that an extradition would not be in the interests of justice. We will ensure that British judges have the power to halt an extradition until they were satisfied that a case is trial-ready, as well as the power to refuse extradition where the country seeking extradition is clearly not the appropriate place for trial.

We would also seek clearer rules to deal with cases where there is a multinational aspect to ensure cases are handled transparently and fairly.

Richard O'Dwyer extradition deal

Wednesday, 28 November, 2012 - 12:30

Pirate Party UK Leader Loz Kaye made the following statement in response to reports that Richard O'Dwyer has struck a deal with US authorities to avoid extradition:

"This decision vindicates the Pirate Party's view that the extradition request was disproportionate and unnecessary all along. It does not remove the underlying problem though. The US can not be allowed to be the copyright cops of the world. I hope that Richard and Julia O'Dwyer will be able to begin to rebuild their lives now."

Gary McKinnon - Compassion At Last

Tuesday, 16 October, 2012 - 12:45

Theresa May handed down a long-overdue decision today, saying that Gary McKinnon's extradition to the USA was to be prevented on human rights grounds. She also announced changes to UK-US extradition arrangements, announcing a "forum bar" whereby a judge can block an extradition and order a trial on UK soil.

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