24-Dec-2004 : New violence claims in terror suspect case
Wandsworth Borough News http://www.wb-news.co.uk/display.var.556830.0.new_violence_claims_in_terror_suspect_case.php
15-Dec-2004 : Union will campaign to free ex-student imprisoned under terror laws
15-Dec-2004 : CPS changes story over Babar
Socialist Worker http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/article.php4?article_id=4968
14-Dec-2004 : Justice is not an Agent of the `War on Terror`
09-Dec-2004 : US news agency reports on Babar’s case
National Public Radio, US http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4208451
08-Dec-2004 : Blunkett reveals his double standards on extradition
Socialist Worker http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/article.php4?article_id=4925
06-Dec-2004 : UK-US Extradition Flawed By Lord Goodhart QC
The Times, 06 December 2004
From Lord Goodhart, QC
Sir, The extradition treaty signed last year by the UK and US is seriously flawed and offers no reciprocity. It allows America to extradite an individual from the UK without having to produce evidence that there is a prima facie case to answer, but the UK still has to provide prima facie evidence to get extradition from the US.
In addition, we were assured by the Government that the treaty would be ratified by the US in the early days of 2004, but the US Senate has so far failed to do so. Meanwhile, the UK has implemented the treaty without waiting for American ratification.
I will be raising these issues with the Government in the House of Lords on Monday.
If the US believes in the constitutional principle that people cannot be extradited without evidence, it should not expect nor ask the UK to extradite people to it without evidence. Nor should it expect us to implement a treaty that it has failed to ratify.
I am particularly concerned by the efforts of the US to extradite people for alleged crimes that have little connection with America.
(Liberal Democrat spokesperson for the Lord Chancellor’s Department),
House of Lords.
04-Dec-2004 : Demanding justice for Babar (Protest at Woodhill Prison)
The Socialist Worker http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/article.php4?article_id=4600
02-Dec-2004 : Stop the War on Civil Liberties
28-Nov-2004 : Protest held for terror suspect
27-Nov-2004 : Babar Ahmad’s trial begins
The Socialist Worker http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/article.php4?article_id=4151
20-Nov-2004 : Babar Ahmad’s hearing this week
Socialist Worker http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/article.php4?article_id=3713
20-Nov-2004 : Babar Ahmad extradition – US authorities clutching at straws
Spy Blog, Watching them Watching Us http://www.spy.org.uk/spyblog/archives/2004/11/babar_ahmad_ext.html
07-Nov-2004 : 9/11 terror act ‘new internment’
Sunday Life, Belfast Telegraph http://www.sundaylife.co.uk/news/story.jsp?story=580168
23-Oct-2004 : Tourist brochure could lead to Guantanamo
The Socialist Worker http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/article.php4?article_id=2972
14-Oct-2004 : No bail over terror charge
13-Oct-2004 : Babar faces court that could extradite him
The Socialist Worker http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/article.php4?article_id=2901
07-Oct-2004 : MP demands answers over police beating
02-Oct-2004 : Guantanamo hostage’s father gives support
The Socialist Worker http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/article.php4?article_id=2652
25-Sep-2004 : Letter from Babar Ahmad to the Guardian Magazine
16-Sep-2004 : Officers not charged over alleged brutality
11-Sep-2004 : Guantanamo in our back yard
11-Sep-2004 : Muslim held in terror raid ‘suffered 50 injuries’
10-Sep-2004 : Terror arrest ‘abuse’ file closed
04-Sep-2004 : I dared to seek for the truth in a false world – Letter from Babar Ahmad
The Socialist Worker http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/article.php4?article_id=2161