District judge Margaret Rose said: “I have found after hearing the evidence that extradition would not be incompatible with the defendant’s Article 6 [fair trial] or Article 10 [freedom of expression] rights.
“However, his Article 5 right to liberty and security would be at risk if he were to go back and convicted in New York state and face indefinite imprisonment, therefore he is discharged.
We have decided, rightly in my view although anyone’s entirely free to disagree, that an indefinite sentence is unjust. Therefore no one, not even a paedo kiddie rapist black foreigner, can be extradited to face an indefinite sentence.
This is not human rights gone mad this is the system working exactly as it ought to.