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Britain refuses to extradite child rapist back to the US

An African immigrant from Liberia is wanted in New York for two counts of child rape. He fled the country and is now in Britain. A British court ruled that he can’t be extradited to the United States because it would violate his “human rights.”

Britain has been rocked by massive large scale sex grooming/child rape at the hands of immigrants gangs. Most are either Pakistani or Somali. The perpetrators face very little repercussions in Britain.

From UK Daily Mail…

A fugitive foreign doctor accused of child rape in the U.S. has been allowed to stay in Britain – in case the Americans lock him up for too long.

Judges ruled it would be a breach of Tobias Bowen’s human rights if they agreed to his extradition.

The 48-year-old fled New York for Africa four years ago while on $10,000 bail charged with two counts of raping a child.

Detectives working with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force tracked his travels, which included a stay in Holland, and he was taken into custody at Heathrow when he visited Britain in April last year.

Westminster Magistrates’ Court yesterday heard that he had since settled in Milton Keynes with his wife and young family – making Britain his ‘safe haven’.

Daniel Sternberg, acting on behalf of the American authorities, told the court: ‘Bowen is undoubtedly a fugitive from justice from the legal powers of the United States.

‘He was granted bail for a huge amount of $10,000 and subsequently left the country in 2010.

‘He was given bail and released and his record is not good, he has not attended court and travelled in Liberia and the Netherlands.’

But, in a judgment likely to spark outrage in America, magistrates ruled that Bowen’s ‘right to liberty and security’ under the European Convention on Human Rights was at threat from his extradition.

District judge Margaret Rose rejected claims that putting him on a plane would breach either his right to a fair trial or his freedom of expression.

But she added: ‘However, his Article 5 right to liberty and security would be at risk if he were to go back and convicted in New York state and face indefinite imprisonment, therefore he is discharged.

His defence lawyer, Malcolm Hawkes, said the reference to article 5 meant there was a fear his client would be placed in indefinite detention if he went back to the US.

The U.S. is expected to lodge an immediate appeal and Bowen was remanded in custody. If he is bailed at a future date, the surety is expected to be £10,000.

Bail conditions would include no access to his passport, no international travel and a 12 hour electronic curfew plus daily reports to a police station.