Saturday, 7 August 2010

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'Innocent' student extradited to Greek prison hell under EU arrest warrant.'

Ben Herdman, 20, was due to start his final year studying business at Brighton University soon. Instead he and his friends were extradited this week, accused of attacking a man outside a nightclub in Crete two years ago and leaving him in a coma.


They were flown to Athens yesterday. Lawyers for the five claim the case against them is 'ridiculously weak', but they were powerless to prevent the extradition as the Greek authorities used the controversial European Arrest Warrant to force them to stand trial.

They are likely to spend up to 18 months in a squalid Greek prison until their case is heard, and face ten-year sentences if found guilty.
Last night the mother of one of the young men warned: 'Parents, be very afraid – this summer it could be your sons wrongly accused yet you'll be powerless to stop their extradition and immediate detention.'

Accused: Ben Herdman, left, Curtis Taylor, Daniel Bell, Joseph Bruckland ¿ who faces separate proceedings ¿ and Sean Branton
Accused: Ben Herdman, left, Curtis Taylor, Daniel Bell, Joseph Bruckland - who faces separate proceedings - and Sean Branton

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1 comment:

  1. This is absurd. The accuser should have to have some kind of proof, and even then having this young man extradited to spend 18 months in prison before the trial is just wrong. We must make sure that his unjust indictment and prison sentence goes viral in both the blogosphere and in the media.

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