US diplomat’s wife charged for killing a British teenager, thorn in US-UK relations

Britain on Friday rebuked the United States for refusing to extradite a diplomat's wife charged over a car crash that killed a British teenager, calling it a "denial of justice". Britain's Extradition Act - 1870, says “A fugitive criminal shall not be surrendered if the offence in respect of which his surrender is demanded is one of a political character.” However, Sacoolas' case is not of a political nature nor is it directly related to consular functions. Yet, the US is still refusing to extradite her to UK.

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