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Clarke snub to Babar Ahmad’s family

Issue No. 1959

Home secretary Charles Clarke has refused to meet the family of Babar Ahmad — the south London IT worker who faces extradition to the US on trumped up terrorism charges.

Following a request for a meeting made through the local MP, Sadiq Khan, Clarke claimed that “no purpose would be served by a meeting”.  

Babar’s family fear that he will face the death penalty in the US. He may also be removed to a third country to face torture.

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Sat 9 Jul 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1959
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