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Terrorism


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.

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.

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.

Gareth Peirce denounces anti-terrorism bill

12 March 2005
Over 100 people packed out a committee room in the House of Commons on Wednesday evening of last week for a meeting called to defend civil rights against New Labour’s anti-terrorism legislation.

Babar Ahmad faces Guantanamo ‘or worse’

12 March 2005
Babar Ahmad, the south London IT worker threatened with extradition to the US on "terrorism" charges, could face indefinite military detention if the extradition goes ahead, according to his lawyers.

Who says?

12 March 2005
"Some of our counter terrorism powers will be disproportionately experienced by the Muslim community... the threat at the moment is from a particular place."New Labour home office minister Hazel Blears telling Muslims to "acknowledge the reality" that they will be targeted

Babar Ahmad 'could face Guantanamo or worse'

05 March 2005
Babar Ahmad, the south London IT worker threatened with extradition to the US on "terrorism" charges, could face indefinite military detention if the extradition goes ahead, according to his lawyers.

Unity to fight against the injustice of terror laws

26 February 2005
Civil rights activists campaigning against New Labour’s latest round of "anti-terrorism" legislation joined forces with the families of those who have died in police custody last weekend at a meeting in Tooting, south London.

After Iraq will the US attack Syria next?

26 February 2005
The assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq al-Hariri in Beirut on 14 February has provided the opportunity for US officials to turn the spotlight on Syria. The US was swift to accuse it of destablising Lebanon and sponsoring terrorism.

Babar Ahmad writes from his prison cell

12 February 2005
Babar Ahmad, a 30 year old computer technician from Tooting, South London, is currently in jail awaiting an extradition hearing. He was arrested last year on the request of US authorities, who accuse him of funding "terrorism" in Chechnya and Afghanistan, which he denies.

Don’t let my brother face US-style justice

22 January 2005
JUST WHEN I thought it could not get any worse, I got news this week of another cover-up in the case of my brother, who is threatened with extradition to the US under trumped up "terrorism charges". The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) announced on Monday a decision to formally discipline just one of the several Anti-Terrorist Branch police officers who arrested Babar on 2 December 2003.

His legacy lives on

08 January 2005
THE INTRODUCTION of identity cards is not a small step in the fight against terrorism—it is a giant leap towards a police state that will affect the privacy of every person in the country.

Babar Ahmad’s hearing this week

20 November 2004
BABAR AHMAD’S extradition hearing to the US on terrorism charges was to start this Thursday, 18 November, at Bow Street magistrates court in London. Mrs Ahmad, Babar’s wife, spoke to Socialist Worker before the hearing:

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