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Home Office says it will ignore O'Dwyer petition

Despite having over 200,000 signatures
Tue Jul 03 2012, 10:38
Jimmy Wales Richard O'Dwyer petition day eight

THE UK GOVERNMENT Home Office has said it will ignore a petition against the extradition of TV Shack founder Richard O'Dwyer, despite it having reached over 200,000 signatures.

Speaking to V3, the Home Office said although it is aware of Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales' anti-extradition petition, it wouldn't pay any attention to it. A spokesperson said,"Richard O'Dwyer is wanted in the US for offences related to copyright infringement.

"The UK courts found there were no statutory bars to his surrender under the Extradition Act 2003 and on 9 March the Home Secretary, having carefully considered all relevant matters, signed an order for his extradition to the US.

"Mr O'Dwyer has appealed against the decision of the District Judge and an appeal hearing will be held in due course."

The full article is at V3. µ


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