3 August, 2020

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Why Do Politicians, Celebrities And The Media Flock To Gary McKinnon’s Cause But Stay Silent About The Likes Of Talha Ahsan From Tooting?

“To extradite a man diagnosed with Asperger syndrome to America for trial would have been extraordinarily cruel and inhumane.” Thus spoke Boris Johnson yesterday afternoon in reaction to the Home Secretary’s decision to halt the extradition of Gary McKinnon.

It’s a shame the Mayor didn’t speak up for another Londoner who was extradited to the United States just two weeks ago. Talha Ahsan, from Tooting, was bundled onto a private charter flight to the United States despite the fact that he too has an Aspergers diagnosis and is considered a suicide risk.

Read more about Talha’s case – Jerome Taylor’s article in The Independent

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