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Downing Street protest against extradition

Issue No. 2309

Some 300 people protested outside Downing Street last Saturday against the extradition of British citizens to the US for trial.

The families of Gary McKinnon, the families of Richard O'Dwyer, Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan came together with MPs and Human rights organisations to present a letter to the government.

Some protesters wore “Extradite me, I’m British” T-Shirts, with “It could be you written across the back.”

The people resisting deportation are held in detention. The families have resisted media attempts to divide off the Muslim families over the different issues for extradition.

All say that no one should be extradited under the 2003 law which says British citizens can be sent to the US without the American government having to provide evidence to back its request.

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Tue 26 Jun 2012, 17:32 BST
Issue No. 2309
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