Tappin appears in US Court

Christopher Tappin, the retired British businessman extradited to the US accused of exporting electric batteries to Iran, has made his first appearance in a US court.

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Civil rights group condemn UK extradition laws

Shami Chakrabarti from civil rights group Liberty has criticised the extradition agreement between the UK and the United states saying:

"No-one is saying that there shouldn't be effective co-operation between countries to bring suspects to justice. But how is it just that someone can be taken from his home, family and country without any evidence being probed in a local court?"

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