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E Mail to let the Government Know How You Feel About Babar Ahmad
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.

We encourage supporters to prepare their own letters using the above points. A sample letter is below for your convenience but a personalised letter always carries more weight.

Thank you for your support!

Days imprisoned so far: 4204

The Story

Babar Ahmad is a 38 year old British Muslim and the longest detained-without-charge British detainee held as part of the global ‘war on terror’.

Details of relevant legislation.

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

6-October-2012 Babar enters a not-guilty plea at a federal district court hearing in New Haven, Connecticut. He enters a not-guilty plea and is remanded into custody.

5-October-2012 High Court refuses judicial review in Babar Ahmad's case. Babar is immediately extradited to the US that evening.

2-October-2012 High Court hears the applications made by the five extradition detainees, including Babar Ahmad. His lawyers seek to judicially review the CPS' refusal to prosecute him in the UK.

1-October-2012 Babar Ahmad's lawyers make an application for a High Court injunction to halt his extradition. Hours later, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, announces his refusal to allow a private prosecution brought by Karl Watkin against Babar Ahmad.

24-September-2012 The European Court of Human Rights rejects Babar Ahmad's request for a referral to the Grand Chamber, ruling that there would be 'no violation of the applicants' rights if extradited to stand trial in the United States.'

6-September-2012 The BBC reports that British businessman Karl Watkin brings a private prosecution against Babar Ahmad.

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.


Babar Ahmad is a 38 year old British Muslim and the longest detained-without-charge British detainee held as part of the global ‘war on terror’.