17 February 2008

Justice still denied

Today's Observer carries an interview with Lotfi Raissi, the Algerian pilot who, as I noted the other day, has been granted leave by the British High Court to pursue compensation for his treatment and the totally false accusations against him. What I did not note is that the reason the Mr. Raissi can travel nowhere except Algeria and cannot work in his chosen profession is because the United States, that nation of laws as Captain Codpiece likes to tells us, still has an international arrest warrant out for him even though all of the charges against him have been disproved! This includes the specious charge that he lied on the application for his pilot's licence by not disclosing knee surgery he had not had. This is the charge that the US originally tried to have him extradited on.

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