Conor Howard Case
BBC Bailed Greek prison Scot Conor Howard regrets buying joke gift
'Extradition abuse' - 25 September 2020
She said: "At the whim of a country notorious for Interpol and extradition abuse, a European country has been used as a conduit to unfairly detain a British national.
"Qatar has been responsible for a number of arrests and detentions inside the EU over the past 24 months. In none of these cases were the victims extradited and in all cases I have dealt with, the victims were released and removed from Interpol's database."
She said that Greece has allowed Qatar until 4 November to present further evidence, meaning Mr Howard is not allowed to return to Scotland and still risks being extradited.
Radha Stirling, CEO of campaign group Detained in Dubai, who is representing the family, took to Facebook to let her followers and Conor’s supporters know about Robert being taken ill.
She posted: “Our thoughts and prayers are with Conor Howard’s family.
"Sadly, with all of the undue stress of the past six weeks over Conor’s arrest in Greece & extradition proceedings, Robert has suffered a heart attack and was transferred from Corfu to Athens.”
The post added: “Robert has been an amazingly strong person and a pleasure for me to work with. I am sure he will recover well and I will keep you posted. In the mean time, please keep the Howard family in your thoughts.”
Em entrevista à BBC, Radha Stirling, que está defendendo Conor, afirmou que a extradição é “ridícula”. "Ele foi liberado no Qatar depois de uma investigação e de repente se viu preso e detido em uma prisão grega que aguardava extradição por uma sentença de um ano que foi emitida contra ele em sua ausência”, afirmou.
Radha Stirling talks to BBC Radio about Conor Howard
BBC Scotland interviews Radha Stirling and Kenny MacAskill MP on the arrest of Conor Howard in Corfu, Greece on a Qatar issued Interpol Red Notice.
Conor Howard, a young Scottish man has been detained for extradition in Greece and faces deportation to Qatar over an herb grinder found in his luggage while transiting through Doha last year.Radha Stirling, founder of Detained in Dubai and Due Process International has been helping the family. Stirling is an Interpol and Extradition expert specialising in Interpol notices from the Middle East with over a decade's experience.
Stirling says Qatar is one of the most prevalent abusers of Interpol's databases and that Western nations should not be making arrests on their behalf.
The British government has been lobbied to intervene in this case which Kenny MacAskill emphasises, is not a legal matter but a diplomatic matter.