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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!


Westminster Hall debate on extradition - 24/11/11, MPs raising the fact that as Babar's petition raised 140,000 signatures his case should be debated in the main chamber of the House of Commons.

Dominic Raab speaks about the flaws in the UK-US extradition treaty in the Westminster Hall debate on extradition - 24/11/11.

The Free Babar Ahmad campaign are grateful to the 35 odd MPs who attended the extradition debate at Westminster Hall on Thursday 24th November 2011, including:


Westminster Hall 
Meeting started at 2.29pm
ended at 5.30pm

General Debate


The Free Babar Ahmad campaign is encouraging supporters to increase the pressure on their MPs in light of the decision of the Backbench Business Committee this week to relegate the debate on the Babar Ahmad e-petition to Westminster Hall.

Following the e-petition to put Babar Ahmad on trial in the UK securing over 100,000 signatures, making it the third largest e-petition on the government website, the House of Commons Backbench Business Committee will soon be meeting to discuss whether a full parliamentary debate should take place or whether the matter can simply be discussed in Westminster Hall. No date has yet been scheduled for the meeting but we understand that it may happen very soon; potentially within this week.

(Following Written Ministerial Statement by the Secretary of State for the Home Department of 8 September 2010)

Presented to the Home Secretary on 30 September 2011

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.


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