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December 09, 2013

Accused Haredi Pedophile Who Fled Prosecution May Walk Free Because Britain Has Reportedly Not Asked For His Extradition

Haredi handcuffs black suit 2Todros Grynhaus is accused of seven counts of sexual assault against children in Manchester. Grynhaus fled the UK on a false passport in February, escaping to Israel and avoiding trial. Now Grynhaus – who was denied Israeli citizenship after Israel’s High Court of Justice ruled that he was too dangerous to be allowed to remain in the country – may walk free because Britain has failed to ask for his extradition.

 

Accused Haredi Pedophile Who Fled Prosecution May Walk Free Because Britain Has Reportedly Not Asked For His Extradition
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com

An Accused haredi pedophile may walk free simply because the British Home Office has not asked Israel to extradite him.

Todros Grynhaus is accused of seven counts of sexual assault against children in Manchester.

Grynhaus fled the UK on a false passport in February, escaping to Israel and avoiding trial.

But Grynhaus was denied Israeli citizenship after Israel’s High Court of Justice ruled that he was too dangerous to be allowed to remain in the country.

And so the 48-year-old haredi man is being held in an Israeli prison, waiting.

He was supposed to be tried in absentia in Manchester in November, but The JC reported that the trial was delayed after it became clear that Britain’s Home Office had not asked for his extradition. Israeli court documents reportedly show that no formal extradition request has been made.

Grynhaus is reportedly trying to get permission to settle in a third country that has no extradition treaty with the UK. If he succeeds, he will likely never be prosecuted for his crimes.

The Home Office refused to comment on Grynhaus’s case.

Israel’s former chief public defender Professor Kenneth Mann reportedly blamed Britain for what appears to be Grynhaus’s looming escape from justice.

“The outrage should be with the UK for not making an extradition request. He could be deported to another country if no Israeli court receives a request for extradition [from Britain]. The easy resolution is for the British to request extradition. In my view that request supersedes any other form of removal or deportation,” Mann told The JC.

Gynhaus’s Israeli lawyers say Grynhaus would fight any extradition to the UK if an extradition request is made – a process that could take up to two years.

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I understand why Britain did not request extradition. Economics. A trial and possible incarceration cost a lot of money. At present, Gyrnhaus no longer presents a danger to the British public.

I wish it were just economics. After all British subjects were allegedly abused by a British Citizen in Manchester. This is a major city - in Jewish population terms the second biggest in the UK.

It is just that what irritates much of the authorities and governing classes in the UK is when Israel is shown in a good light. It is that they do not want to show Israel as being civilised. To get a person extradited from most of Israel's neighbours is almost impossible.

If an application for extradition were made it would show the efficiency and relative fairness of the Israeli judicial system which would allow reasoned argument and various appeals.

Perhaps I should not be so cynical. It could just as easily be argued that it is perceived here, in the UK, that Israel would not allow Jews to be extradited for crimes elsewhere. Whilst that was true a few years ago I believe that Israel will allow its citizens to be extradited where there is compelling evidence that a serious crime has been committed.

It would be a costly matter, for sure.

And so another person taking the law into his own hands walks free. The UK taxpayer may have saved a few pounds but possibly (and probably)some unfortunate children in another jurisdiction could now be at risk. So much for the UK's government's posturing about stamping out child abuse worldwide.

This report makes little sense.

Grynhaus entered Israel from the UK without a valid passport and as he has no rights of residency in Israel he can be put on a plane and sent back to the UK for that reason alone without the need for formal extradition.

Just as you must not enter Israel without a valid passport, you must not leave Israel without a valid passport.

To leave Israel for a third country, Grynhaus would need to obtain a passport from a country which has diplomatic relationship with Israel and is happy to grant citizenship to applicants sitting in an Israeli jail and wanted in the UK for sex crimes. That is some challenge.

Grynhaus only hope is to obtain Israeli citizenship by overturning the High Court decision as otherwise he faces deportation back to the UK by reason of illegal entry without the need for formal extradition.

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