Talha Ahsan

Extradite - Out of Mind

Sadiq Khan | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK Politics
Sadiq Khan

A year ago this week two of my Tooting constituents, Babar Ahmad and Syed Talha Ahsan, were extradited to the USA on terror charges. Both men are British citizens who had been held in British prisons prior to their extradition. Yet, despite facing very serious allegations, they have never formally been charged with any offences in this country.

Dina Rickman

The Road Forward: Brits Frustrated With Obama Over Controversial Treaty

HuffingtonPost.com | Dina Rickman | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK

LONDON -- Last October, shortly after midday, Theresa May, Britain's Home Secretary, stood up in the House of Commons and made an announcement that, i...

The Public School Boy Who Ended Up Being a Wanted Alleged Terrorist

Navjot Singh | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Politics
Navjot Singh

The last time I briefly spoke to my former schoolmate Talha was just after we completed our A-Level exams in the summer of 1998 at the prestigious private school Dulwich College in southeast London. After spending nearly six years in a British jail awaiting extradition to America on terrorist charges, Syed Talha Ahsan has now faced extradition to America after losing his appeal at the European Court of Human Rights, alongside four other terrorist suspects including the radical preacher Abu Hamza.

Abu Qatada: The Asset We Can't Get Rid of

Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Politics
Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

If the government is serious about Qatada's terrorist credentials - and it should be - they should be pursuing a solid legal effort to put the al-Qaeda puppet master behind bars for good, in this country, under specific charges that address the totality of his support for mass death.

Felicity A Morse

British Man Extradited On Terror Charges Pens Love Sonnet To Home Secretary

HuffingtonPost.com | Felicity A Morse | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK Politics

Talha Ahsan is a British poet and writer who was extradited to America to face terror charges in September. He suffers from Aspergers, like Gary McKin...

Felicity A Morse

Terror Suspect Talha Ahsan 'Kept In Solitary Confinement 23 Hours A Day'

HuffingtonPost.com | Felicity A Morse | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK

Talha Ahsan, the British man extradited to the US on terror charges, is spending 23 hours a day in solitary confinement, his brother has revealed. ...

Is it Because We're Black?

Tam Hussein | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

The decision to extradite Talha Ahsan and keep McKinnon is bad for all of us. It undermines the values that the majority of British citizens hold dear and will damage the trust that many British ethnic minorities feel towards their country.

Extradition; A Sad Day for Us All

Assed Baig | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK Politics
Assed Baig

Babar Ahmad, Talha Ahsan and even Abu Hamza have rights. The demonisation of Abu Hamza has clouded the entire extradition process in the media. Abu Hamza, although outspoken, vociferous and vilified by the media has been used to cover up the injustice that has taken place here.

Extradition: A Victory for Terror

Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Politics
Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

Extradition, in other words, does nothing for the fight against terrorism. On the contrary, it is a self-serving red-herring designed to conceal the dubious systemic failures of British and American security agencies from public knowledge, while vindicating their unaccountable powers to override the rule of law.

British Trials For British Citizens?

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK

The family of one of the terror suspects who lost a last-ditch bid to avoid extradition to the US has called the decision "inhumane" as human rights l...

Extradition Laws Fail to Protect British Citizens

Reyhana Patel | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK Politics
Reyhana Patel

Imprisoning British citizens without charge or trial goes against everything that Britain or what being British stands for.

We Could All Be the Next Babar Ahmad

Reyhana Patel | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK Politics
Reyhana Patel

Last week, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that six alleged terror suspects could face extradition to the United States. While extensive media coverage have been given to Abu Hamza, who has been convicted of soliciting to murder and stirring up racial hatred and jailed in the UK for seven years, the voices of Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan were almost silent.