The family of Harry Dunn has advised the federal government to refuse the extradition of Julian Assange up until the United States returns the suspect in his death back to the UK.
Dunn household spokesman Radd Seiger implicated the US of “hypocrisy” in looking for Assange’s extradition, despite declining the return of Anne Sacoolas.
She is presumed of causing the teenager’s death by harmful driving.
The household stated the foreign secretary told them he is “reviewing all options”.
The 19- year-old’s parents have actually gotten in touch with Dominic Raab and the federal government to decline any further extradition requests by the US – consisting of that of the Wikileaks co-founder – after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rejected extraditing Sacoolas, last month.
Ms Sacoolas, a United States nationwide and the wife of an intelligence officer, declared diplomatic resistance after the deadly crash in August, and went back to the United States.
Mr Seiger stated the Foreign Affairs Committee had accepted their ask for a public questions into the extradition, and the diplomatic resistance offered to Ms Sacoolas, who reportedly worked for the CIA.
It comes after the Foreign Workplace said it had “no strategies” to release a public inquiry into the teenager’s death, saying it was “positive” the case had been “handled effectively and lawfully throughout”.
Mr Dunn died after his motorcycle remained in accident with an automobile owned by Mrs Sacoolas.
The crash happened outside RAF Croughton where Mrs Sacoolas’ husband Jonathan worked as an intelligence officer.
Mr Dunn’s mother, Charlotte Charles and daddy, Tim Dunn, stated Mr Raab informed them in a January 27 conference that the federal government is “evaluating all choices” after the US declined to return Ms Sacoolas to the UK.
Describing Mr Assange’s possible extradition to the US, Mr Seiger stated Mr Dunn’s family “comprehend and respect” the “huge public interest” connected to extradition, adding that “nobody must be enabled to avert justice” by getting away a country.
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In declining the UK’s “lawful” extradition request, Mr Seiger implicated the US of releasing “the single greatest attack” on its “so-called special relationship” with the UK.
Mr Seiger added: “The US is not acting like an ally and has actually efficiently thumbed its nose up at the UK and disregarded the plainly laid out arrangements in the treaty, efficiently tearing it up.”
He said the principle of “reciprocity” is at the heart of any extradition treaty, which the United States is “failing to comply with” in its “disgraceful refusal” to extradite Ms Sacoolas.
” In doing so, they are showing an amazing quantity of hypocrisy, and the double standards on screen are extraordinary,” he added.
Mr Seiger continued: “On behalf of Harry Dunn’s family and the countless worried citizens in the UK, I now demand that the UK authorities obstruct any additional extraditions to the US, consisting of the among Julian Assange, until such time as Anne Sacoolas is extradited and back on UK soil dealing with the justice system here.”
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Mr Pompeo formerly raised the prospect of “an offer to be done” over Mr Dunn’s case and the United States examination of Prince Andrew’s Jeffery Epstein connections.
But Mr Raab stated there would be no “bargaining” over the two cases, stating the extradition treaty with the United States is “rules-based”.
Mr Seiger said Mr Dunn’s family had actually been “terribly pull down” since his death and advised the federal government to “show us what they are made from, if they are to instil any confidence that they actually do have our backs.”
His comments followed Saturday’s protest in which hundreds of Assange’s supporters marched through London ahead of the start of his extradition trial at Woolwich Crown Court on Monday.
Mr Assange is dealing with extradition to the US on 18 charges and deals with up to 175 years in prison if found guilty.
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