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Court rules against Bajans


SHAWN CUMBERBATCH, [email protected]

Court rules against Bajans

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THE HISTORIC EXTRADITION SAGA involving a group of Barbadian men has resurfaced in the United States.

 

John Wayne Scantlebury and Sean Gaskin, who with now deceased Frederick Christopher Hawkesworth (below) were freed in 2014 after a ten-year fight against their handover to US authorities on drug charges, are now battling the Americans on their own turf.christopher-hawkesworth

 

The charges against them were dropped more than five years ago and last week the US Court of Appeals For The District of Columbia Circuit dismissed Scantlebury and Gaskin’s application for further relief.

 

The two Bajans and their American lawyer, Lawrence J. Joseph, now have 45 days to determine their next course of action.  (SC)

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