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Attorneys for man challenging extradition to Canada files application in Supreme Court

Published:Friday | February 3, 2017 | 5:13 PM

Attorneys for the Jamaican man challenging his extradition to Canada to answer to sex-related crimes, George Flowers, have filed an application in the Supreme Court challenging the extradition warrant.

One of his attorneys, Don Foote, is arguing that the November 30, 2016 warrant signed by Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck, is invalid and flawed.

Foote is contending that the warrant was signed while his client had a case before the court.

He is further contending that the warrant is no longer valid noting that the Extradition Act stipulates that a warrant expires after one month.


Attorney, Don Foote

Foote says the application seeking leave for judicial review of the warrant was heard today by Supreme Court judge Stephanie Jackson Haisley, who ordered that the respondents in the case must be served and appear in court.

Chuck, the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Commissioner of Corrections and the Attorney General are the respondents.

The matter is set for next Friday.

Flowers is wanted in Canada on several counts of aggravated sexual assault, allegedly committed between 1997 and 2011.

He's accused of having sexual intercourse without disclosing his HIV status.