Dave McIntyre was extradited on 3 July 2014 to the US pending trial
He is currently in custody in a jail in Washington DC. He is on 23 hour a day lock down. He has only been able to make one phone call to his worried family in the UK in 10 days. This is the way innocent people are treated just because their trial is not taking place in the UK. What happened to innocence before proven guilty? Why is it necessary to keep Dave locked up for 23 hours a day?
The extradition law is a disgrace and needs urgent amendment - if you are as concerned as we are, please write to your MP citing the cases mentioned on this website.
Dave's Trauma in His Own Words
Click here to read about David McIntre's trauma in his own words.
Change.org Petition^ back to top
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Personal^ back to top
Dave Mcintyre has spent almost all of his career serving in the British military - first as a soldier in the Army and subsequently as a reservist in the Military Police. He has seen active tours of duty in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Northern Ireland. He also ran a private security company called Quantum Risk, providing securities services to the US authorities and others in Iraq.
Legal Issues^ back to top
Out of the blue, whilst stationed with the Military Police at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, on 4 July 2012, Dave was informed by his senior officers that he was being immediately discharged and sent back to the UK to be arrested on the basis of an American extradition request. Dave was in disbelief. He had only recently lost a close friend of 16 years who was killed on duty, which badly affected him. It transpired that the Americans, whom he had protected in extremely dangerous circumstances over the years, were under the impression that Macintyre had tried to fraudulently enrich himself by $100,000 whilst contracted to provide security services to a US NGO. He vehemently denies the allegations. McIntyre was to learn that a former business colleague had been prosecuted in the US and in order to successfully reduce his own sentence, he had made allegations against McIntyre (possibly amongst others).
Current Situation^ back to top
Unfortunately, McIntyre is suffering from PTSD as a result of his experiences during his military service. Regrettably, the British courts did not have evidence of his mental health difficulties before ordering his extradition and refusing his appeal.
McIntyre has received a full psychiatric assessment from the Army's lead Consultant Psychiatrist who has confirmed Mcintyre's PTSD and is aware of the very real risk of suicide were McIntyre to be ordered to report for extradition rather than treated and prosecuted in Britain, the land for which he has spent most of his adult life protecting, at great risk to his own life and to the detriment of his mental health.
He is currently being advised to seek alternative representation and awaits the Court's decision as to the admissibility of his detailed medical evidence. If this fails, McIntyre may well be the next casualty of our flawed extradition legislation.
Is this really the way Britain should be treating its brave soldiers?
Mcintyre's Own Words^ back to top
If I was given an order to be extradited to the US I am fearful that I would take my own life as I would rarther be dead then be locked up in an American prision away from my family and knowing that everything that I had been working towards (such as starting a family myself) would have been taken away from me.
I was serving in Afghan only a few months ago and lost a friend of 16 years and a fellow police officer.This hurt me massively and released feelings I had been suppressing for many years.
I think, after serving my country all my life, the least I can expect is to be helped with my PTSD and being allowed to prove my innocence in my own country.