Sir, Babar Ahmad has spent over 7 years in a maximum-security prison without being charged, put on trial or even seeing the evidence against him. This is the longest time in British history anyone has been imprisoned without being put on trial. Why, because the US government asked for his extradition. The crime he is alleged to have committed is that he ran a website from the UK with a server in the US. The website, it is said, was campaigning to support the Chechen mujahedeen – a struggle considered to be legitimate by the UK and US – until their extreme labelling of ‘Jihad’ struggles as ‘terrorism’.