2003: the ecu Arrest Warrant (EAW) is brought below the Extradition Act. A mechanism meant to facilitate the rate and straightforwardness with which criminals are delivered to justice, it prevents British courts from contemplating any proof earlier than extraditing somebody sought after via the professionals of one other ecu member country - a mechanism open to abuse and blunder. 2007: Eighteen-year-old Andrew Symeou travels to Greek island Zante to have a good time the top of checks with buddies. whereas there, one other British boy is punched in a nightclub and tragically dies days later. The pair had by no means met and Andrew used to be in one other nightclub on the time. Greek police beat witnesses, fabricate statements and pin the crime on a guy from a photo - one taken on a special evening to the incident. 2008: Andrew is arrested at his north London domestic by way of British police with an EAW. he's sought after for homicide. inner most Eye defined the Greek research as 'flawed, contradictory and in locations ludicrous'. A British coroner slammed it as being 'a faulty attempt to unravel the crime'. Regardless, a British court docket used to be not able to avoid his extradition and, regardless of by no means having been wondered by way of police and publicly protesting his innocence, Andrew used to be thrown right into a Greek legal with hardened criminals. He spent nearly a yr expecting trial in really awful stipulations, encountering violence, medications, racism and rioting - the main severe of which he witnessed within the notorious Korydallos legal. ln 2011, Andrew was once acquitted because the Greek police's case unravelled. Extradited is the sincere, relocating, but witty account of Andrew's magnificent struggle for justice.
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