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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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Elaine Tappin speaks of "utter desolation" of husband's extradition

Elain Tappin has given evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee about her husband Christopher Tappin's extradition to the US.

Mrs Tappin described the "utter disbelief" and "desolation " the family felt when the UK did not stop his extradition.

There was a temporary pause in the reading of her statement as she broke down in tears.

Mrs Tappin also said it should be right as a UK citizen to put your side of case before being picked up out of your life and flown to foreign country.

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