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Mother fights extradition

Julia O'Dwyer Photo: ITV

A mother from Chesterfield has taken part in a protest at Downing Street to challenge an extradition order to the United States where her son is facing copyright charges.

Richard O'Dwyer set up a website which offered links to pirated movies and tv programmes.

The mother of the 24-year-old, Julia, has been campaigning against his extradition.

The protest today in London in Whitehall Credit: ITV

Richard O'Dwyer's case will be heard at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on the 30th and 31st July.

The US authorities say Richard's TV-Shack website hosted links to pirated films and television programmes.

The Home Secretary Theresa May approved the date for Mr O'Dwyer to be sent to the US after a court ruling in January.

Julia O'Dwyer said today's protest is about equality:

"Our main message is we don't need any favours from America we just want the same rights for British citizens as those given to Americans.

"No American has ever been extradited to Britain under this treaty for a crime they've committed in the US."

– Julia O'Dwyer

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