Extraditing Anne Sacoolas would be ‘egregious abuse’

The US has indicated it will reject attempts to extradite Anne Sacoolas to the UK to face charges over Harry Dunn’s death.

In a statement following the decision by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to charge the diplomat’s wife with death by dangerous driving, the State Department said returning her to the UK would be an “egregious abuse”.

“The use of an extradition treaty to attempt to return the spouse of a former diplomat by force would establish an extraordinarily troubling precedent,” the statement said.

Mother Charlotte said the decision felt like a 'huge step' forward
Image:Mother Charlotte said the decision felt like a ‘huge step’ forward

The lawyer for the driver has said she “will not return voluntarily to the United Kingdom to face a potential jail sentence”.

Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, the parents of 19-year-old Harry Dunn, broke down in tears after learning of the decision to bring charges.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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