Dr Lynch told BBC Radio 4’s Today program that the decision was not unexpected, because of the terms of the extradition treaty the UK has with the US. “We have this imbalance and this default extradition treaty which can be used [in] any dispute that’s going on with American companies and their interests.” “The insanity of this extradition treaty [is that] it doesn’t rely on any facts,” he suggested. Dr Lynch added that he felt the extradition treaty was “imbalanced” and that the British public did not realize that the US justice system works entirely differently to the UK’s. He said it was “particularly egregious” that the DoJ was not waiting to see the full judgement from the UK High Court, which will be due in nine weeks’ time.
He claimed his former chief financial officer Sushovan Hussain, who was jailed for five years in 2019, did not receive a fair trial. Dr Lynch said no defense witnesses turned up to Mr Hussain’s trial because they were told they would be arrested if they entered the US. His lawyer Mr Morvillo said:”At the request of the US Department of Justice, the court has ruled that a British citizen who ran a British company listed on the London Stock Exchange should be extradited to America over allegations about his conduct in the UK. “We say this case belongs in the UK. If the home secretary nonetheless decides to order extradition, Dr Lynch intends to appeal.”
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