Lawyers lodge extradition appeal in Richard O’Dwyer case

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THE family of a student who faces extradition to the US has confirmed an appeal has been lodged by lawyers.

Home secretary Theresa May approved the extradition of 23-year-old Richard O’Dwyer, who is accused of copyright infringement, on March 13.

The US authorities say Mr O’Dwyer’s TVShack website hosted links to pirated films and television programmes.

A spokesman said Mrs May had “carefully considered all relevant matters”.

Mr O’Dwyer had until Monday to appeal against the home secretary’s decision.

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