Friday, August 06, 2010

'Parents, be very afraid ...!

The full quote from the mother of a(n) European Arrest Warrant victim, according to The Mail this morning was as follows: 'Parents, be very afraid – this summer it could be your sons wrongly accused yet you'll be powerless to stop their extradition and immediate detention.' The article also has a fact box on the European Arrext Warrant and the even more sinister European Investigation Order (discussed in much detail in several postings below this) as follows:

VICTIM OF THE EURO-WARRANT

The British Government and courts are powerless to protect anyone who becomes the subject of a European Arrest Warrant.

In addition, the accused is denied the right to challenge the warrant before he or she is spirited overseas.

The warrant was agreed by EU leaders including Tony Blair and introduced in 2004. Labour ministers signed up in the belief it would speed justice and improve relations between EU countries.

Last year, 1,032 Britons were extradited abroad to face trial but just 98 foreign nationals were brought here to face criminal charges.

But far from rowing back the powers handed to foreign courts, the coalition Government has just extended them.

Last month Home Secretary Theresa May signed up to the European Investigation Order, the partner to the European Arrest Warrant.

It allows foreign police to travel to the UK and take part in the arrest of Britons, place them under surveillance, monitor bank accounts and demand DNA samples.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1300723/Innocent-student-extradicted-Greek-prison-hell-EU-arrest-warrant.html#ixzz0voEbgYRa

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