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UK-US extradition agreement is wrong, says former banker

A Briton being extradited to the US for allegedly selling batteries for Iranian missiles described his treatment as "a disgrace" as he arrived at Heathrow.

Christopher Tappin has fought against extradition through the British courts after being charged in the US with conspiring to export batteries which could be used for Iranian missiles.

British judges say the extradition is lawful and the European Court of Human Rights has refused to intervene.

Gary Mulgrew, one of three NatWest bankers to be extradited to the US in 2006 and then jailed for his part in a multi-million pound fraud, told the BBC about his experience and the difficulties that lie ahead for Mr Tappin.

  • 24 Feb 2012
  • From the section UK
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