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E Mail to let the Government Know How You Feel About Babar Ahmad
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!


In his first interview since his release after 11 years in prison, Babar Ahmad has told today's Observer how Metropolitan Police officers placed Guantanamo-style blacked out goggles and ear muffs on him at the request of American officials during his extradition to the United States in 2012. Ahmad also describes the two years he spent in solitary confinement in a US Supermax prison after his extradition and how US prosecutors airbrushed Met police photographs of him to conceal any sign of injury caused to him during his arrest.

The government stokes fear and fails to understand the Muslim world. But inside at least one courtroom remains an unusual precedent: context can be served

Sadhbh Walshe



Britain's extradition law must be reformed. A leading lawyer and chair of the British Institute of Human Rights explains why, and how.



2 December 2012

The family of Babar Ahmad responded to today's news that Richard O’Dwyer will not be extradited to the US:


The UK home secretary condemned US detention when refusing to extradite Gary McKinnon – yet willingly deported five Muslims

Sadhbh Walshe

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