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Babar Ahmad extradition put on hold

Issue No. 2056

The European Court of Human Rights has requested that a hold be placed on the imminent extradition of British citizen Babar Ahmad to allow them to give the case “proper consideration”.

Babar has been locked up without charge since August 2004 and threatened with extradition to the US on “terrorism” charges.

Under extradition arrangements, the US can simply demand the extradition of British citizens without even having to present a proper case against them in court.

Earlier this month the House of Lords refused to hear his appeal against extradition. Babar’s lawyers said it is still unclear as to how long the European Court’s stay will last.

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Wed 20 Jun 2007, 10:53 BST
Issue No. 2056
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