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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!



11 September 2012

Time is running out. This could be the very last opportunity you have to help Babar Ahmad.


Today, on the eighth anniversary of Babar Ahmad's detention without trial in the UK (Comment is free, 6 April), we write to demand that the Crown Prosecution Service put him on trial immediately in this country.

This weekend, Babar Ahmad entered his 9th year of detention without trial. On the 5th August 2004, Babar Ahmad went to work and never came home. Instead, he was arrested and taken to prison where he remains to this day, detained without trial, fighting extradition to the US for a crime allegedly committed in the UK.

Fahad Ansari Human Rights Lawyer talking about Babar Ahmad at a talk titled "Resistance - The Best Olympic Spirit". Other speakers include John Carlos, Doreen Lawrence and Janet Alder.

The We Are Babar Ahmad Campaign has taken a full page advert in this week’s The House Magazine which is read by MPs and civil servants. We are once again calling for”British Justice for British Citizens”. Click here to see the latest statement and the signatories that are supporting this statement.

The 20-minute film "Solitary Confinement: Torture in Your Backyard" was produced by the National Religious Campaign Against Torture to give a voice to the thousands of prisoners held in solitary confinement cells across the United States. You will hear from survivors of solitary confinement, including Sarah Shourd, one of three American hikers arrested in Iran, who was held in solitary confinement for 14 months. You will also hear how the religious community in Maine took action that helped secure a 70% reduction in the number of Maine prisoners held in solitary confinement.

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