Babar Ahmed is the longest detained-without-charge British citizen in the modern history of the country.



In December 2003 Babar was arrested at his London home under anti-terror legislation. Six days later he was released without charge. In August 2004 Babar was re-arrested in London and taken to prison and remained there ever since.


The US has alleged that in the 1990s Babar was a supporter of “terrorism”. Babar denies any involvement in terrorism.


Talha Ahsan is a British-born poet and writer facing extradition to America. Talha Ahsan was arrested at his home in July 2006.


He has now served the equivalent of a 12 year sentence at high security prisons without trial.


This week’s Islam and Life asks: Would Britain keep Babar Ahmed and Talha Ahsan in prison without trial if they were not Muslims? 


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