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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!

Days imprisoned so far: 4209

Case Updates

  • Timeline

    A chronological listing of major events related to the case of Babar Ahmad

    6-October-2012 Babar enters a not-guilty plea at a federal district court hearing in New Haven, Connecticut. He enters a not-guilty plea and is remanded into custody.

    5-October-2012 High Court refuses judicial review in Babar Ahmad's case. Babar is immediately extradited to the US that evening.

    2-October-2012 High Court hears the applications made by the five extradition detainees, including Babar Ahmad. His lawyers seek to judicially review the CPS' refusal to prosecute him in the UK.

    1-October-2012 Babar Ahmad's lawyers make an application for a High Court injunction to halt his extradition. Hours later, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, announces his refusal to allow a private prosecution brought by Karl Watkin against Babar Ahmad.

    24-September-2012 The European Court of Human Rights rejects Babar Ahmad's request for a referral to the Grand Chamber, ruling that there would be 'no violation of the applicants' rights if extradited to stand trial in the United States.'

    6-September-2012 The BBC reports that British businessman Karl Watkin brings a private prosecution against Babar Ahmad.


Free Babar Ahmad: The Official Campaign Site to Put Babar Ahmad on Trial in the UK

Babar Ahmad is a 38 year old British Muslim and the longest detained-without-charge British detainee held as part of the global ‘war on terror’. In December 2003 Babar was arrested at his London home under anti-terror legislation. By the time he reached the police station Babar had sustained at least 73 forensically recorded injuries, including bleeding in his ears and urine. Six days later he was released without charge.

In August 2004 Babar was re-arrested in London and taken to prison pursuant to an extradition request from the US under the controversial, no-evidence-required, Extradition Act 2003. The US has alleged that in the 1990s Babar was a supporter of “terrorism”. Babar denies any involvement in terrorism. He has now been in prison for more than eight years even though he has not been charged in the UK, despite 141,000 British citizens signing a petition to put him on trial in the UK.

On 5th October 2012 Babar was finally extradited to the US after the European Court of Human Rights ruled there was no bar to his extradition and after the British High Court refused his request for a judicial review. He is currently in custody in Connecticut, USA.

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