Andrew Symeou who is a victim of the EU arrest warrant, who was in the vicinity of a murder when on holiday in Greece, and was subsequently accused on circumstantial evidence by the Greek authorities, was finally extradited to Greece on the morning of Thursday 23rd July, 2009.
In a message on face book to all who supported Andrew against this EU outrage, Sophie Symeou said: "It is with regret that I have to inform you that Andrew was extradited to Athens this morning. The House of Lords decided not hear the case as they felt it could be dealt with in Greece, they decided to ignore the issue of police corruption and brutality which happens too often.
Andrew will now be in prison pending a bail hearing which will hopefully be sometime next week. Obviously this has devastated our family, however Andrew remains positive and philosophical, as he knows that the truth will prevail in the end, our hard work avoiding extradition for the last year has made Andrew's case much stronger.
Thank you for continuing to support the group,
UKIP MEP, Gerard Batten, had been campaigning against the extradition of Andrew with the full backing of UKIP and its members. Sadly, by signing up to the EU arrest warrant the British Government has abandoned the British people to face injustice in foreign courts, in many cases for so-called offences which are not crimes in this country or, as in Andrew's case, may be based on suspect evidence.