A British man who was jailed in the US for supporting terrorism through the internet has said that he was “naive” to support
This week marked the 11th anniversary of the day that changed our lives forever. On 2 December 2003, my son Babar Ahmad was accused by the Metropolitan Police of being an al-Qaeda terrorist, an allegation made after officers brutally assaulted him and mocked his religion.
Babar Ahmad, the British computer expert, has been sentenced to twelve and a half years in prison in the United States for
I have read Sadiq Khan MP's article from last week several times and am still dumbfounded by it. His criticism of Babar Ahmad and Syed Talha Ahsan's extradition to the U.S. to face terror charges is wildly misguided.
The trial of extradited British men Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan has been put back until March 2014 due to the size and complexity
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.
When the time comes to place an 'X' on our ballot paper, Babar Ahmad's face and the failure of the coalition government to stand up for British citizens should consecutively run through our minds.
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.
Supporters of Babar Ahmad shout slogans during a demonstration outside Bow street magistrates court in London Watkin, who
Ashfaq Ahmed the father of Babar, stands with his daughter in-law Ousma and his son's solicitor Muthasar Arani (left) outside