Daniel Halliday
May 6 · Last update 20 days ago.

What should be done with Harry Dunn’s killer?

On the 27th of August 2019 Harry Dunn was killed in a head on collision with a car being driven on the wrong side of the road by Anne Sacoolas, the wife of a US government employee working at a United States Air Force listening station at the RAF Croughton airbase in Northamptonshire, UK. Only 19 at the time Dunn was pronounced dead on arrival to hospital, and the issue escalated into a diplomatic dispute when Sacoolas fled the country on a US Air Force aircraft in September 2019, the US embassy claimed she had diplomatic immunity as the wife of a diplomat. Moving forward the issue of immunity became increasingly doubtful, as it became clear Sacoolas’ husband was not a diplomat and Sacoolas herself was a CIA agent. The UK began extradition proceedings in December 2019 but US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo formally rejected the extradition a month later. How should the Harry Dunn case be handled moving forward? theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/oct/22/harry-dunn-death-timeline-key-events-anne-sacoolas bbc.com/news/uk-england-50870459
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She should be extradited to face prosecution in the UK

When questioned by Northamptonshire police after the incident, Sacoolas admitted both to killing Harry Dunn and to driving on the wrong side of the road. Furthermore Sacoolas has previously been convicted of “failing to pay full time and attention while behind the wheel” [1] in 2006 in the US state of Virginia. UK politicians, included Prime Minister Boris Johnson, have since have expressed their desire for Sacoolas to return to the UK to face justice, but both the US and UK governments lied to the Dunn family regarding the identity of the killer, and following many months it became clear that Sacoolas was in fact a CIA spy. US spies should not be allowed to kill with impunity on British soil.

theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/07/harry-dunn-parents-say-they-rejected-offer-of-a-cheque-from-trump [1] cbsnews.com/news/anne-sacoolas-harry-dunn-british-teen-killed-crash-us-diplomat-wife-parents-visit-washington-2019-10-08 washingtonexaminer.com/news/wife-of-american-spy-fled-britain-after-allegedly-killing-youth-in-traffic-accident youtube.com/watch?v=E6N-BzyhU3U

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