UK Home Secretary found guilty of contempt of court over 'unacceptable behaviour'
London, June 21 (ANI): UK's Home Secretary Theresa May has been accused of 'unacceptable and regrettable behaviour' by a judge.
According to The Telegraph, May has become the second Home Secretary in UK's history to be found guilty of contempt of court.ay had ignored a legal agreement to release an Algerian robber from immigration detention, a decision that lawyers said risked throwing the whole system into confusion.
As a result, Judge Barry Cotter, QC, made the extremely rare ruling that the Home Secretary was in contempt of court.
He said there has been the 'most regrettable and unacceptable behaviour' of the Secretary of State leading to an 'intentional breach' of her previous undertaking to free the foreign criminal, Aziz Lamari.
The judge said he recognised the seriousness of her failure to obey the deal, and said that a clear message must be sent that it must not happen again.
A spokesman for Duncan Lewis, the solicitors who brought the new case, said they believed Mrs May's tough talk on immigration had led UK Border Agency officials to ignore the order to release Lamari.
Lamari, 22, arrived in Britain in 2009 and applied for asylum, but absconded three times over the next few months and was convicted of exposure and then robbery.
His 12-month sentence ended in December 2010 but he remained in immigration detention while attempts were made to return him to his native Algeria, during which time he made several suicide attempts. (ANI)
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