In his first interview since his release after 11 years in prison, Babar Ahmad has told today's Observer how Metropolitan Police officers placed Guantanamo-style blacked out goggles and ear muffs on him at the request of American officials during his extradition to the United States in 2012. Ahmad also describes the two years he spent in solitary confinement in a US Supermax prison after his extradition and how US prosecutors airbrushed Met police photographs of him to conceal any sign of injury caused to him during his arrest.
The government stokes fear and fails to understand the Muslim world. But inside at least one courtroom remains an unusual precedent: context can be served
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Britain's extradition law must be reformed. A leading lawyer and chair of the British Institute of Human Rights explains why, and how.
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2 December 2012
The family of Babar Ahmad responded to today's news that Richard O’Dwyer will not be extradited to the US:
The UK home secretary condemned US detention when refusing to extradite Gary McKinnon – yet willingly deported five Muslims