Football fan wins extradition reprieve

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The Independent Online

An England football fan facing a two-year prison sentence in Portugal has won a temporary reprieve against extradition so that the High Court can look again at his case.

Garry Mann, 52, a former Kent firefighter, was convicted over a riot during the Euro 2004 tournament.

Earlier this week, the European Court of Human Rights rejected a legal challenge to his extradition to serve the jail term.

But Jago Russell, chief executive of Fair Trials International, said a temporary injunction blocking the move until 7 May was imposed by the High Court yesterday afternoon.

Mann's lawyers said they would be presenting the court with new evidence from the Foreign Office.

Fair Trials International has described Mann's trial in Portugal as "grossly unfair".