Skip to comments.UK lawyer: Extremist wanted by US is depressed
Posted on 10/03/2012 8:46:13 AM PDT by Hunton Peck
LONDON (AP) -- The British lawyer for a notorious terror suspect wanted by U.S. officials says his client is too depressed and unhealthy to extradite.
Alun Jones told judges at London's High Court on Wednesday that extremist cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri is suffering from depression, inability to concentrate and short-term memory loss. Jones says he needs a brain scan and should not be extradited to America.
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Abu Hamza al-Masri is suffering from depression, inability to concentrate and short-term memory loss. Jones says he needs a brain scan ....Pretty much sums all of Islamists. Meh.
Cue the Simple Plan Song!
I was going to say, “Give the lady some Midol and put his terrorist butt on the plane!” However, I like your suggestion better.
I’m no expert on Europe but I follow it pretty closely,closely enough to know that this ploy has a very good chance of succeeding in the courts there.
I’ll bet it’s not nearly as depressed as it’s victims. They’re depressed all the way to dead. Just like it should be.
“Abu Hamza al-Masri is suffering from depression, inability to concentrate and short-term memory loss.”...
Cry me a river, sand monkey!
America is known for the exceptional quality of brain scanners it makes:
Not closely enough. Even (even!!!) the execrable ECHR agreed that he should be extradited.
Abu Hamza's application for an injunction to delay the case came after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) backed successive UK courts in ruling that the radical cleric could be handed over to the US.
The 'lawyer' is grasping at the last straw, and that straw is short.
Yes,I'm familiar with the ECHR and their leftist agenda.However,this could be a game changer in this case.Check out the case in Britain where a guy named McKinnon (can't recall his first name) is being shielded by the government from extradition to the US where he's wanted for having hacked into DoD computers,accessing *highly* classified materials and then publishing those documents on the web.The excuse his lawyer is using....and which is being swallowed by the British government and courts..."he's so depressed that if he's extradited he'll commit suicide".And that's the *British* courts.Compared to the ECHR the British courts are Nazi tribunals.
That's a different case, obviously. IIRC that guy was known to be autistic/Asperger's syndrome or something like that before he ever got into trouble - or so they say.
But in the case of Abu Hamza, the whole chain of Brit courts and then even the ECHR (the top of the whiner food chain, as it were) nixed his pleadings and appeals. This last-ditch effort is too obviously pathetic, and doomed. (Or so I hope - for once, everyone wants him gone and tried in the US.)
But that was before he announced that he was depressed.His lawyer goes before the ECHR (assuming British courts rule against him) and says my client is deeply depressed by the prospect of being tortured at Gitmo.We all know that the Americans routinely torture..we've seen the photos,we've heard the eyewitness accounts.His fear is absolutely well founded.His depression also renders him incapable of assisting his own lawyers,something fundamental to human rights and something that American military courts will ignore".
Ten bucks says that the ECHR will buy this argument.
Pssst...that was a *British* court.I wonder if there might be *another* court to which he can appeal.Help me out here,will ya?
No, they're on their way to justice:
Meanwhile, a Dassault Falcon 900 plane has been hired by the American justice system and is expected to finally fly the men out of Britain later today.
The French-built jet is currently waiting on the runway at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk after Sir John Thomas, president of the Queen's Bench division, and Mr Justice Ouseley lifted injunctions that had been preventing Abu Hamza's removal.
All five cases returned to the High Court after judges at the European Court of Human Rights refused to intervene and stop the Home Secretary extraditing them.
So it was the ECHR before the Brit court... But it took too long and there's too much of that playing-the-courts going on. One appeal, thirty days, and then buh-bye Ahmed is the way it should be in ALL cases...