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Babar Ahmad is a British citizen who has been detained without trial in the UK for almost 8 years facing extradition to the US for offences allegedly committed in the UK. All the evidence against him was collected in the UK with most of it being sent to the US before the Crown Prosecution Service could decide whether to prosecute him in the UK or not, a fact only admitted by the CPS in November 2011. It is only right that Babar be tried in the UK and not extradited to the US.

Please write to the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, to demand that Babar Ahmad be immediately put on trial in the UK. Copies will also be sent to the Attorney General and the Home Secretary.

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Days imprisoned so far: 3787

UK Tour of New Powerful Documentary “Extradition”

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Extradition is a film that explores the injustices of the Extradition Act 2003 through the suffering of two individuals and their families. The act stipulates that any British Citizen can be extradited to the US without their government even providing prima facie evidence. Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan have been detained for eight and six years respectively, both without trial. In all this time they have had no charges levelled against them, seen none of the evidence or even been questioned by British or American police. Yet they remain imprisoned.

The documentary showcases the hypocrisy and one-sidedness of the Act but also shows the human suffering of the two men and their families.

The film,  directed by Turab Shah, features interviews with Gareth Peirce, Talha’s Brother Hamja Ahsan, playwright Avaes Mohammad, the fathers of Babar and Talha, framed by Talha’s prison poetry.

The fate of these men is now in an appeal at the European Court of Human Rights, who will make the decision on the validity of their extradition by July 10, 2012.

The film tour the UK in June and July 2012 with a speakers and poetry tour. To arrange a screening – please contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Tweet us #ExtraditionFilm and Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExtraditionFilm

 

Confirmed Tour Dates


17th June: Brighton
5-7pm
Under the Bridge Studios
Chaired by Jackie Chase. Followed by Q & A with film director Turab Shah and playwright and activist Akkas Al-Ali who is a friend of Talha’s from their time at SOAS. Akkas will be reading Talhas new collection of prison poetry.
http://www.facebook.com/events/380833961972801/?ref=ts

 

21st June: Birmingham
The Hubb, 9a Stoney Lane, Stratford Road, Sparkbrook,  B12 8DS
6.30pm
With Phil Shiner, Fahad Ansari, Moazzam Begg, Salma Yaqoob, and Avaes Mohammad.
https://www.facebook.com/events/348507738555560/

 

21st June: Manchester
Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS
6.40 refreshments, 7 pm start
Speakers include: Pete Weatherby QC, Hamja Ahsan (brother of Talha Ahsan), Peter Kalu (playwright and poet), Akiel Chinelo (spoken word poet), Gerald Kaufman MP, Tariq Mehmood (Writer)
https://www.facebook.com/events/431593006874072/

 

22nd June - LONDON PREMIER OF EXTRADITION FILM
7:00pm
Hend House / Zakat House
233 Shaftesbury Avenue
London WC2H 8EE
020 7845 7602
Nearest Tube : Tottenham Court Road
https://www.facebook.com/events/413459942032204/

 

25th June – Edinburgh
6:30pm to 7:45pm
Macdonald Rd Library,
Edinburgh, EH7 4LU


27th June – Glasgow
7.30pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3JD
With Aamer Anwar (Human rights lawyer), Hamja Ahsan (Talha’s brother), Richard Haley (SACC).
Organised by SACC
http://www.facebook.com/events/252254538212703/


Worcester – TBC
Horizon (City Center Community Centre), Worcester Community Trust
Midland Road, Worcester WR5 1DS

 

Bradford – TBC

 

Cardiff – 2nd July TBC


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