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.
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:
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.