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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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The Story

Babar Ahmad is a British citizen and a Muslim of Pakistani descent, who was released in July 2015 after spending 11 years in prison in the US and Britain. From prison, he fought a public 8-year legal battle, seeking to be tried in Britain. The British Crown Prosecution Service concluded that there was "insufficient evidence to prosecute" him.

Details of relevant legislation.

A chronological listing of major events related to the case of Babar Ahmad

13-July-2015 Babar Ahmad released by the United States and returns to the UK as a free man after 11 years in prison.

16-July-2014 Judge Janet Hall sentences Babar to another 12 months in prison after declaring that he is a "good person" who was "never interested in terrorism." She says, “It appears to me that he [Babar] is a generous, thoughtful person who is funny and honest. He is well liked and humane and empathetic... This is a good person who does not and will not act in the future to harm other people."

Some facts about the Extradition Act 2003.

Police Case

Babar Ahmad was first arrested at his Tooting home on 02 December 2003 by UK anti-terrorist police of 1 Unit 1 Area Territorial Support Group based at Paddington Green high-security police station. By the time he arrived in the custody suite of the police station, he had sustained at least 73 injuries, all later documented by both police and independent doctors, as well as in photographic and video evidence.

WHO IS BABAR AHMAD?

Babar Ahmad is a British citizen and a Muslim of Pakistani descent, who was released in July 2015 after spending 11 years in prison in the US and Britain. From prison, he fought a public 8-year legal battle, seeking to be tried in Britain. The British Crown Prosecution Service concluded that there was "insufficient evidence to prosecute" him.

 

Babar Ahmad with his father after his release from prison in July 2015 after 11 years