posted on May, 17 2014 @ 03:11 PM
originally posted by: crazyewok
a reply to: EvillerBob
Reading more into the 2003 Extrication treaty it seem that to be extradited you have to have committed a crime that illegal in both country's.
Selling red phosphorus or iodine is not illegal in the UK.
So it seem a pretty tenuous case even by the treaty.
You're referring to "dual criminality", which has so many exemptions that few people pay attention to it anymore. I understand that the US treat it as
a drugs-related offence (I think they stressed the point that the majority, if not all, of the identified customers in the US were known drugs labs
manufacturing controlled substances illegally, so that's most likely the angle they are pushing). They could probably squeeze it under some other
exemptions as well if they tried.
Incidentally, the exemptions are largely the result of the European Arrest Warrant system, so you can thank the EU for that.
Edited to add: Just to clarify, it's actually the Extradition Act 2003. Just in case someone wanted to research it themselves later.
17-5-2014 by EvillerBob because: (no reason given)