Today Liberty rejected the main conclusions of the Scott Baker review of extradition laws. The review, which reported today, states that a new ‘forum’ rule - which means that the accused should be tried in the UK if the crime was committed here - is not necessary.
More than 12,000 people have signed the e-petition urging the UK government to stop the extradition of British detainee Babar Ahmad to the U.S and put him on trial in the U.K instead. It is currently the highest ranked e-petition about a single person.
Free Babar Ahmad
11 August 2011
This month marks the seventh anniversary of Babar Ahmad's imprisonment without trial following an extradition request from the US. To mark the 7 year milestone, Babar Ahmad's family have set up an e-petition on the official government website urging them to put him on trial in the UK. The family are aiming to get 100,000 signatures to force a parliamentary debate in his case. They have also released a photograph of family members to mark the 7th anniversary.
In response to the news that officers have been cleared of misconduct and are due to return to work as normal, Babar Ahmad's family stated...
Friday 3rd June 2011
Babar Ahmad and family reaction to TSG Officers Acquittal
Fiona Murphy, solicitor for Mr Ahmad of Bhatt Murphy said: “The criminal proceedings have taken their course and the jury has returned its verdict. We now call upon the IPCC to put its abject failures in relation to this case to one side and to give proper consideration to the misconduct aspects.”
Four Metropolitan police officers from the Territorial Support Group (TSG) are to go on trial on Tuesday at Southwark Crown Court. Each is accused of assaulting British Muslim Babar Ahmad.