Friday, February 24, 2012

Christopher Tappin: 'Abu Qatada has more rights than me!' Fury of Retired British Business Man as he's put on a plane to Texas by US marshals

Retired British businessman Christopher Tappin was today flying to a notorious jail in Texas to await trial after losing his two-year battle against extradition.

Mr Tappin, who is accused of conspiring to sell components for Iranian missiles, met marshals at Heathrow police station before being flown to the U.S. where he could face 35 years in jail.

Mr Tappin, 65, said this morning that he had fewer rights than the extremist hate preacher Abu Qatada who has been allowed to stay in the UK. Qatada was once described by a judge as Osama Bin Laden's right hand man in Europe.

Touching a walking stick with his weeping wife Elaine at his side, Mr Tappin said today that his treatment had been a 'disgrace'.

Moments later he was ushered onto a waiting jet where he was handcuffed. He will land at 4pm and spend the evening in a notorious deep south prison 'run by gangs' as he awaits trial. Read More