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Briton held under European warrant as charity calls for extradition reform

PUBLISHED March 20, 2012

A British man has been arrested under the European arrest warrant (EAW) system for a crime of which he was cleared some 17 years ago, the charity Fair Trials International said today.

Graham Mitchell, 49, a former Scots Guard, was arrested earlier this month on an EAW issued by Portugal for an incident that took place in 1995, when he spent 11 months in jail before being cleared of the attempted murder of a German national. He is still suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of his ordeal.

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