The long saga of the extradition of five Muslim men from Britain to the US, which is due to end today, has shown up the limits of the British, European and US legal systems’ commitment to human rights. The impact on our society will be profound.
Miscarriages of justice corrode trust in every layer of authority. And with each year they drag on, the loss of respect for courts, police and government gets worse, as with the notorious cases of the Birmingham Six, and the Guildford Four and the Cardiff Three. Much worse awaits each of these men now, in the US.… Seguir leyendo »