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17 June, 2010, 12:10
The Kyrgyz government is putting pressure on London via the US. If Washington wants to keep its transit air base, it should ask its British friends to extradite the ousted Kyrgyz president’s son, an official said.
The move is sponsored by Azimbek Meknazarov, deputy chair in Kyrgyzstan’s temporary government, who is responsible judiciary issues and prosecution, AKIpress news agency reports.
The American Manas transit base in Kyrgyzstan is used by NATO to supply its Afghani
Originally posted by Wayne60
reply to post by thoughtsfull
Ya never know...maybe the Russians are trying to play the peacemaker between obama and his "British friends" with their stab at humor.
Originally posted by budski
reply to post by lpowell0627
The name hasn't been British Petroleum for well over 10 years, and any comment about the name is plain wrong - it's BP, end of story.
As for extradition - ever notice how the US wants us to play ball (computer hacker, harmless) but won't play ball with us? (refused to let US personnel come to UK to take part in a coroners report)
Seems to me that there are a lot of double standards at play with the US attitude to extradition, usually to the detriment of the UK.
Special relationship only seems to apply when the US wants something...
Now let's sit back and see what if anything happens to the base.
Published 19 June, 2010, 01:19
Maksim Bakiyev, son of Kyrgyzstan’s ousted president, has been granted temporary asylum in the UK, the BBC news service reported Friday.
Carter Ruck – the London-based law firm that represents Bakiyev –told the media that Bakiyev has been allowed entry into the UK.
Previously, the media reported that Bakiyev was detained by border guards at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, United Kingdom, where he had arrived on a private jet.
In the meantime, Bakiyev remains on the wanted list in Kyrgyzstan, where the interim government has demanded his extradition to put him on trial for the alleged charges of fraud and abuse of power.