Britain decries U.S decision on extradition refusal




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London – Britain on Friday labelled the U.S. refusal to send a diplomat’s wife back to Britain for trial a “denial of ” over the death of 19-year-old Briton a crash.

The British Secretary, Dominic Raab, said a statement expressing British Government’s disappointment over the U.S. decision not to extradite the crash suspect, Anne Sacoolas, to Britain.

Harry Dunn killed when motorbike and a collided outside a U.S. Northamptonshire on Aug. 27, 2019.

The driver of the car, Sacoolas, returned to the U.S, claiming diplomatic immunity.

Sacoolas subsequently charged by Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service with causing death by dangerous driving.

“We feel this amount to a denial of , and we believe Anne Sacoolas return to the . We are now urgently considering options.

“We called the U.S. ambassador to Britain earlier to express the government’s disappointment.

“I also explained the would have acted differently if this had been a diplomat serving in the U.S,” Raab said.

Also, the spokeswoman for the Office said Britain disappointed in U.S. decision, which appeared to be a denial of .

The case of Sacoolas had been a thorn in the “special relationship” between the U.S. and Britain, prompting debates over the limits of diplomatic immunity in cases unrelated to .

In spite the U.S. rejection, the Dunn families were remained resolute they would justice one day.

The family , Radd Seiger, however, expressed optimism that in spite the development, he was sure of justice some day.

(Xinhua/NAN)