JAMAICA HAS NO LAW TO PROSECUTES SUCH OFFENDERS, CLAIMS FLOWERS
Flowers Arguments: Reports state that George Flowers appeal arguments are that Jamaica does not have any law for the offence that he is wanted for therefore, he cannot be extradited to face charges.
Prosecution Arguments: Jamaica’s prosecutors who are the defendants in the appeal case, argues that Jamaica does have a law which allows the 47-years-old George Flowers to be extradited to Canada to face charges. The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) defended the case with the “Offence Against A Person Act,” stating that his conduct caused bodily harm to the complainants.
His appeal also contends that contracting HIV during consensual sexual intercourse, when the partner did not disclose the status – does not equal the illegal offence of “Inflicting Assault and Grievous Bodily Harm.” [The Law that his extradition is argued under by the Jamaican Prosecutors – making him eligible for extradition]
His appeal further claims that if Flowers was forced to disclose his HIV status to the women, his Constitutional Right to Privacy would have been breached.
Court: The Full Court has reserved its decision in the argument of the extradition appeal.
JAMAICA COURT REACHED A DECISION ON HIS APPEAL AGAINST EXTRADITION
With the Court’s ruling on Monday, the Canadian government can look forward to receiving Mr Flowers. Jamaica can now begin to prepare him for extradition to Canada where he will face the alleged charges of knowingly infection women with HIV.