MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: Extradition to America: shameful, unfair and oppressive

MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: Extradition to America: shameful, unfair and oppressive
MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: Extradition to America: shameful, unfair and oppressive
MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: Extradition to America: shameful, unfair and oppressive

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Many countries, including highly civilised democracies such as Switzerland, simply do not allow extradition of their citizens. 

They think they should punish their own people in their own way, and that a foreign power with different standards of justice should not be able to reach into their country and snatch anyone they choose. 

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Britain has taken the different view that we may sometimes seek to bring criminals to justice who have fled abroad. And in recognition of this, we sometimes allow our own citizens to be extradited.

Businessman Mike Lynch (pictured on February 9) faces being hauled off to the US, perhaps to endure long months in custody before trial, on allegations of fraud

Businessman Mike Lynch (pictured on February 9) faces being hauled off to the US, perhaps to endure long months in custody before trial, on allegations of fraud

But Britain’s agreement with the United States, made during the Blair Government’s sycophantic

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