A source at the British Embassy in Bangkok confirmed that Fletcher was appealing extradition and the process could take some months. He is being held in Bangkok Special.
Comment: An unusual case. The girl was 17 years old and some sort of pact, while abhorent, had been entered into with the girl's mother, whom I met. I am informed it is the same girl. He had allegedly given her an engagement ring but asked for it back while on the run. So the evidence suggests the girl must have gone into court to say she was raped. I have spoken to a second victim of Fletcher in the U.K., whom he was not charged in relation to (much to her regret) because he did a plea bargain. Many years on this woman was still suffering. So, while this seems to be rough justice I cannot feel much sympathy. By proceeding with this case, knowing that an order had been made by a Thai court to extradite him, might I suspect might in other circumstances by a Human Rights case. It looks like his defence was irrelevant.
Some people should take heed.