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Harry Dunn’s family demand UK refuses to extradite Julian Assange to US until they hand over CIA agent who ‘killed boy’

HARRY Dunn's family are demanding that the UK refuse to extradite Julian Assange to the US until they hand over the CIA agent who allegedly killed the boy.

The family has accused the US government of "demonstrating an extraordinary amount of hypocrisy" in seeking the extradition of the Wikileaks founder, despite rejecting a request for Anne Sacoolas to return to Britain.

Mr Dunn, 19, died when his motorbike collided with a car outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on August 27.

Anne Sacoolas is charged with his death when she hit him while allegedly on the wrong side of the road.

Ms Sacoolas, 42, the wife of an intelligence official based at the US military base, claimed diplomatic immunity and was able to return to her home country, sparking an international controversy.

The US refused an extradition request for Ms Sacoolas last month.


Mr Dunn's family is calling on Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to halt the extradition process for Assange, ahead of the beginning of the first full court hearing on Monday.

The Mail on Sunday quoted Radd Seiger, the Dunn family spokesman, as saying: "Despite its disgraceful refusal to extradite Anne Sacoolas, the US continues to seek the extradition of people in the UK such as Julian Assange.

"In doing so, they are demonstrating an extraordinary amount of hypocrisy."

He added: "As Dominic Raab told us when we met with him on January 27, 'we are reviewing all options'.

"We want him now to exercise the option of not extraditing Julian Assange to the US."

We want him [Dominic Raab] now to exercise the option of not extraditing Julian Assange to the US.

Dunn family spokesperson, Radd Seiger

However, allies of Mr Raab said the Assange case and issues raised by the Dunn family could not be linked and extradition terms would not allow any ‘quid pro quo’.

The Mail also claimed that Mr Raab warned the family that Sacoolas’s links to the US government meant it was unlikely she would ever come back, but he stopped short of admitting she had been a spy.

A Cabinet Minister allegedly also warned the family that blocking Assange’s extradition "would drop a nuclear bomb in an already frayed special relationship".

The news comes as the Foreign Affairs Select Committee announced a parliamentary inquiry into diplomatic immunity and extradition.


Assange, 48, is being held in Belmarsh Prison in south-east London and is wanted in the US to face 18 charges over the publication of US cables a decade ago.

Hundreds of Julian Assange supporters yesterday protested against his extradition to the US.
They marched through London for a rally in Parliament Square holding banners saying: “Journalism is not a crime.”
Assange, 48, is wanted in the US over the publication of diplomatic cables on WikiLeaks.

He faces a 175-year jail sentence if found guilty.
He is being held at Belmarsh jail, South East London, ahead of next week’s extradition hearing.

Mr Dunn's family has previously called for the Duke of York to co-operate with law enforcement in the US amid allegations around the royal's friendship with billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

At a press conference earlier this month, Mr Seiger joined a lawyer for alleged victims of Epstein to call for both Mrs Sacoolas to return to the UK and Andrew to face questioning from the FBI in the US.

Allegations about Andrew have surfaced from Virginia Giuffre, who claims she was trafficked by Epstein and alleges the duke slept with her on three separate occasions, including when she was 17 - still a minor under US law.

Andrew strenuously denies the allegations.

Harry Dunn parents vow they will spend their lives to get justice for their son 

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