March 20, 2012
A woman drugs mule who is pregnant has won her High Court battle against extradition to Argentina on the grounds that her removal would violate her human rights.
Lucy Wright, in her late 20s, from Bolton, Lancashire, had made a pledge to plead guilty to cocaine smuggling charges if her extradition to South America was halted and she was tried in the UK.
Today two judges in London allowed her appeal against extradition on the basis that it would infringe her right not to be subjected to “inhuman and degrading treatment” under Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
… Lord Justice Thomas, sitting with Mr Justice Silber, stressed they had decided the case on its specific facts, including a lack of undertakings from Argentina relating to the prison conditions she could expect to face.