Britain has refused to extradite an American who fought with an Islamic terror group and who travelled to the UK despite being on a “no-fly” list.
Muslim convert Brian Dempsey, 46, admitted to FBI agents in Rome that he had fought in Syria for the Al Qaeda ally Islamic Front before fleeing to Britain in 2014 – and has since resisted attempts to extradite him to the U.S.
District judge Kenneth Grant threw out the American extradition request at Westminster Magistrates’ Court last year after ruling that Dempsey’s conduct “did not amount to an extraditable offense.”
The case has emerged now because the U.S. government successfully appealed against the ruling at the High Court earlier this month, in papers seen by The Mail on Sunday. The case will now go back to an extradition court.