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Don’t let them extradite Babar Ahmad

18 February 2006
Campaigners for Babar Ahmad, who has been detained for 18 months in Woodhill prison and faces extradition to the US on trumped up terrorism charges, will meet in the Houses of Parliament on Thursday of this week.

Babar Ahmad court date set

11 February 2006
Babar Ahmad, the south London IT worker threatened with extradition to the US on trumped up terrorism charges, will go to court later this month to fight attempts to deport him.

‘We are all Babar Ahmad’

10 December 2005
Home secretary Charles Clarke last month agreed to the US’s request to extradite Babar Ahmad on trumped up "terrorism" charges. Babar’s wife Mrs Ahmad writes about the next stage in the campaign to free him.

Justice denied

26 November 2005
Babar campaign vows to fight on Babar Ahmad’s family and friends have vowed to fight all the way against home secretary Charles Clarke’s decision last week to extradite him to the US on bogus terrorism charges.

Refusing to be silenced at Labour conference

08 October 2005
Terrorism T-shirts During the conference the Prevention of Terrorism Act was used against people wearing T-shirts with anti-Labour slogans.

Babar Ahmad decision is postponed

24 September 2005
The family of Babar Ahmad, the south London IT worker who faces extradition to the US on trumped up terrorism charges, learned recently that home secretary Charles Clarke has applied for another two month extension to make his decision.

Ken Loach: who will new terrorism law hit?

24 September 2005
The home secretary Charles Clarke wants to bring in new laws that would make it illegal to justify or glorify terrorism.

Will they arrest the leaders of Israel for glorifying terrorism?

24 September 2005
To clear the way for proposed legislation threatening prosecution for anyone who "glorifies" or "justifies" terrorism, home secretary Charles Clarke is now burrowing through the history books working out what can be described as "terrorism" and what can be termed a justified rebellion against tyranny.

You can’t fight terror by junking our rights

13 August 2005
This government has brought in 700 new offences since 1997 — but it hasn’t helped stop terrorism. Now it has unveiled draconian proposals that will further undermine civil liberties.

Laws used to silence protests

13 August 2005
There have been two disturbing cases in recent years of counter-terrorism powers being used to clamp down on peaceful and legitimate protests.

How police seized anti-war material in raid on Leeds bookshop

06 August 2005
On Friday 15 July police descended on the Iqra Learning Centre, an Islamic bookshop in Beeston, Leeds. They battered the door down and sealed the shop off, arresting one man who worked there under anti-terrorism laws.

Egypt: The fight for democracy that Straw won’t mention

06 August 2005
British Foreign secretary Jack Straw has set himself the task of giving Arab rulers "the confidence to face down terrorism". He believes there is "a wind of change" blowing in the Middle East.

Terror laws will only bring more injustice

30 July 2005
WITH PREDICTABLE speed the home secretary Charles Clarke has announced the introduction of yet more laws ostensibly to combat terrorism.

Clarke snub to Babar Ahmad’s family

09 July 2005
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.

An unjust act against Babar Ahmad

02 July 2005
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.

Babar Ahmad — ‘Time for diplomacy is over’

04 June 2005
Babar Ahmad, the south London IT worker who faces extradition to the US on trumped up "terrorism" charges, has hit out at the court decision last month to proceed with his extradition.

Keep fighting for Babar Ahmad

28 May 2005
Campaigners and civil rights groups have reacted with anger to a judge’s decision last week to allow the extradition of Babar Ahmad to the US on "terrorism" charges.

News in brief

14 May 2005
Join the protest for Babar Ahmad Supporters of Babar Ahmad, the south London IT worker facing extradition to the US on bogus terrorism charges, have called a demonstration to coincide with the judge’s final verdict in his trial on Tuesday of next week.

Election campaign in brief

30 April 2005
Babar calls for anti-war vote Babar Ahmad, the south London IT worker facing extradition to the US on trumped up terrorism charges, has called on voters to back anti-war candidates, including George Galloway.

Babar Ahmad faces mail restrictions

09 April 2005
The extradition hearing for Babar Ahmad, the IT worker from south London threatened with deportation to the US, resumes on Monday 18 April. Babar faces trumped up terrorism charges if deported.

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