Wife of US diplomat to face UK court over death of British teen
The wife of a U.S. intelligence officer will face British court proceedings in January over the death of teenager Harry Dunn, the U.K.’s Crown Prosecution Service said Monday.
Anne Sacoolas is accused of killing Dunn in a road crash near Northamptonshire after a car hit the teenager’s motorbike in August 2019. She left the U.K. shortly after the incident, after diplomatic immunity was asserted on her behalf by the U.S. government.
The Crown Prosecution Service authorized Northamptonshire Police to charge Sacoolas with causing death by dangerous driving in December 2019. But the subsequent extradition request for Sacoolas to be returned to the U.K. was rejected by the U.S. government, heightening diplomatic tensions between London and Washington.
Sacoolas will appear in court on 18 January 2022 at Westminster Magistrates Court via video link from the USA. If found guilty, the UK could seek her extradition from the US, although legal sources suggested another option could see her serve her sentence in the US.
3 replies on “Wife of American spook to appear in British court over the death of teenager Harry Dunn but only via video link from the USA and If found guilty she will serve her sentence in the US. Julian Assange should be afforded the same privilege”
For the avoidance of any doubt:
The British and American _claims_ that Anne Sacoolas is due diplomatic immunity are, and always have been, entirely bugus.
They are entirely disengenuous and without _any_ legal justification.
Also the framing by the British State Sanctioned mass media and the cowardly and complicit privately owned press that ‘wife’ Anne Sacoolas of an serving officer is also a media smokescreen.
It is an estabished fact that Anne Sacoolas is a senior intellegence officer who was serving at the Surveillance Facility risibly named as an RAF station.
Anne Sacoolas held a considerably HIGHER rank than that of her husband.
The Vienna conventions on Diplomatic immunity for wives and children of (Registered) diplomats has never applied here.
And furthermore the _convention_ that the UK government would continue to offer immunity to its World War 2 allies in the post WW2 period was legally overturned by parliament upholding the primacy of the rule of law in IIRC 1967.
just some facts.
p.s. Thanks for all you do.
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As a motorcyclist, this pleases me.
A point well made CJ.