Supporters of Babar Ahmad, the south London IT worker threatened with extradition to the US on terrorism charges, have stepped up their campaign against the Extradition Act 2003.
Under the terms of the act the US government does not need to supply any evidence against those it wishes to extradite from Britain. Babar’s future is in the hands of the home secretary.
Babar Ahmad has been held in prison under the act since August 2004. The US claims he is a “terrorist” because he helped run websites supporting rebels in Chechnya and Afghanistan.
The Free Babar Ahmad campaign is promoting an emergency meeting in the House of Commons at 6pm in Committee Room 11 on Monday 4 July — US Independence Day — to highlight the unjust nature of the extradition arrangements.
For more details on Babar’s case, and information on how to help, go to www.freebabarahmad.com