Furious families of the ‘ISIS Beatles’ victims have slammed the UK legal system for ‘letting them down’ as it emerged Britain STILL can’t send crucial evidence to US because it violates their ‘data protection rights’ Bethany Haines, whose father David was beheaded by the ISIS ‘Beatles’ in Syria in 2013, savaged the way the case had been handled in the past two years. It came as it was feared the two surviving ‘ISIS Beatles’ could never face justice in the US – because the Supreme Court ruled that handing over vital evidence breached their ‘data protection rights’ in legal action brought by one of their mothers. Prosecutors in the US initially planned to seek Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh’s execution – and the British government want the pair prosecuted in the US, where it is thought there is a more realistic chance of prosecution than at home. But the Supreme Court this year ruled that Britain could not provide any assistance to American investigators when the threat of death hung over the two – who are accused of being complicit in the murders of 27 people, including the British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning and four Americans. Mr Haines’… Read full this story
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