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News :: Human Rights
US/UK Extradition Treaty – NEW APPEAL
20 Feb 2004
IRISH FREEDOM COMMITTEE® NEWSLIST
www.irishfreedomcommittee.net
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Subject: US/UK Extradition Treaty – NEW APPEAL
Date: Friday, February 20, 2004

***URGENT APPEAL***PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY***

The IFC has received word today that efforts to pass the US/UK Extradition Treaty-- allowing for the detention, imprisonment and property seizure of US citizens by the British government-- have been mounted anew in the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

This document, signed on March 31st by US Attorney General John Ashcroft and Britain’s Home Secretary David Blunkett; permanently erases America’s symbolic image as a land where the oppressed of the world can escape to as a haven of freedom from foreign oppression.

This treaty will make possible the extradition and imprisonment of any American deemed to be “anti-Britain” or opposed to British military rule in Ireland, without proof of guilt and without judicial review. There is no statute of limitations to these offenses, which can be lodged on the word of a sole witness.

The US/UK Extradition Treaty rescinds the political exemption clause; a cornerstone of America’s diplomatic relations since Thomas Jefferson refused the extradition of an opponent of the French Revolution.

This document is by far the most extreme US Treaty yet and will have drastic effect on any person who speaks out against British human rights abuses or in fact has ever spoken out against this at any time in their lives.

Please PHONE or WRITE to your US Senator(s) TODAY and urge them to block this extraordinarily un-American Extradition Treaty with Britain.

• Get Talking Points and a list of US Senate, and US Senate Foreign Relations Committee members HERE:
http://members.freespeech.org/irishpows/bb3/extradition_treaty_ACTION.ht

• Sign the PETITION – if you have not already had the chance:
http://www.petitiononline.com/ia_ax/petition.html

The Irish Freedom Committee has also been provided with downloadable; Union-made printed PETITIONS on our website above for your use over the weekend at club functions, community gatherings, or other events. Please mail them when completed to your US Senator.

It is essential that as many people as possible – yourselves, your co-workers, your associates, your club members, etc, etc – please take a minute to SIGN THE PETITION and PHONE THEIR US SENATOR.

Time is of the essence. Please make one phone call today— call your US Senator!

Tell them that AS AN AMERICAN, YOU OPPOSE THIS EFFORT BY BRITAIN TO DETAIN, INTERN, AND IMPRISON AMERICAN CITIZENS IN BRITISH PRISONS, AND SEIZE THEIR ASSETS AND PROPERTY HOLDINGS.

More information:
http://members.freespeech.org/irishpows/bb3/extradition_treaty_ACTION.ht

Please make your voice heard today!!

- The Irish Freedom Committee®
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US CONSTITUTION
http://members.freespeech.org/irishpows/bb3/extradition_treaty_ACTION.ht

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© The Irish Freedom Committee® NewsList - IFC Updates
See also:
http://www.irishfreedomcommittee.net
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Re: US/UK Extradition Treaty – NEW APPEAL
21 Feb 2004
This could affect a lot of people, not just Irish. Get your Unions to sign petitions, they have one on their website www.irishfreedomcommittee.net.