Babar Ahmad is a 37 year old British Muslim and the longest detained-without- charge British detainee held as part of the global ‘war on terror’. On 13th July , Babar Ahmad stepped down onto British soil a free man. This website is no longer run. However, you can browse the archives, or go to. Muhammed Babar Uddin Ahmed Siddique started this petition to Government Support this petition being a human if really we know the meaning of humanity.
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His father worked as a Foreign Office civil servant for 30 babzr and his mother is a retired science teacher. The Rose Inquiry reported back to the House of Commons later in Februarystating that the police had done nothing wrong, causing some commentators to dismiss the report as a whitewash. White peittion were painted on mosque walls and all the minarets had been destroyed by Serbian artillery. He was moved by a news report on the Serbian-run Omarska concentration camp.
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The warrant alleged that he was a terrorist who had used the Azzam websites to support fighters in Bosnia and Chechnya during the s, defined by US prosecutors as material support for terrorism. Jones then applied two choke holds.
An online petition calling for him to be tried in the UK, not the US, attractedsignatures and triggered two debates in the Houses of Parliament.
Waiting for him at Heathrow were two Metropolitan police officers. Neither of these two defendants were interested in what is commonly known as terrorism Ahmad was later indicted by a grand jury of US citizens in October InUS federal Judge Janet Hall sentenced Ahmad to an unexpectedly lenient sentence  and concluded that Ahmad was never interested in terrorism, stating, “There was never any aid given by these defendants to effectuate a plot.
She had committed the last two years of her professional and sometimes personal life to representing Ahmad — after his release she flew petjtion the UK to see him reunited with the his family.
The prosecutors immediately offered Ahmad a deal — plead guilty to the charge of using the website to support the Taliban and he would be back in Britain within months.
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They decided it was too dangerous to remove the shrapnel. All the time he was being videoed.
She knew me very well and she was in tears. When I came round, my face was covered in blood. But by the time Ahmad arrived, the two sides had agreed a truce and he put down his gun to help in Chechen orphanages. Ahmad wanted him to do, which was to return to England to complete his education, he turned away from that and was, in fact, radicalized by Khaled Sheikh Mohammed and Osama bin Laden whom he met in Afghanistan.
Babar Ahmad was born and brought up in TootingLondon. As Ahmad was led into the US building, the Americans told the Met officers to remove the mask and muffs. Again I politely refused. Ahmad later stated that he was “blindfolded, shackled and forcibly stripped naked” during his extradition. It marked a turning point in the war, galvanising the west into decisive action to halt the advancing Bosnian Serb forces.
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She knew immediately how important this breakthrough could be. This would prove to be his undoing.
Armed with a clutch of good A-levels and harbouring dreams of being a pilot, Ahmad went on to win a place at Imperial College to study engineering.
The other prisoners were all serving life sentences or very long sentences for multiple murders and violent sex attacks.
Retrieved 14 March Ahmad is in Bosnia days after the Srebrenica massacre in July But Ahmad used his incarceration to become a mediator helping to resolve disputes between crime gangs, Muslim terrorism detainees and the prison authorities. On 22 Junethe Houses of Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights urged the UK government to change the law so that Ahmad’s perpetual threat of extradition is ended without further delay. Retrieved 19 July Ahmad had still not been convicted of any crime.
Do you have any questions? Ahsan had absolutely no interest xhmed operational terrorist actions that would harm the United States. They were out of their depth. If anyone sent us money to send on to Chechnya, we sent it back to them. During heavy fighting that follows, he is injured by shrapnel and returns babr the UK. Retrieved 6 October And a story of how Britain blindly conspired with its ally to send Ahmad to the United States, despite knowing that there was no evidence to try him for the same crimes in the UK.
Bosnian Serb forces had tried to annex Bosnian territory, ruthlessly imposing a policy of ethnic cleansing on the Muslim populations.
CCTV shows Babar Ahmad in babr collapsed state as he was pulled out of the van and taken to the custody suite at Charing Cross police station. Judge Hall described Ahmad as a “good person” who she believed posed no threat to the public and stated she had weighed the seriousness of his crime with his good character after reading thousands of letters of support and hearing from British prison officials who described him as an exemplary inmate.
US immigration officers decided not to use handcuffs. He may have played a role in getting the cooperating witness to go to Afghanistan to get training, but even the cooperating witness acknowledges that, unlike what Mr.
But as the website began covering other conflicts involving Muslim countries, Ahmad allowed two articles to be published on the site, which offered support to the then Taliban government in Afghanistan. Among the legal papers he found a Metropolitan police document showing that the server for the Azzam website was not located in Connecticut, as alleged by the prosecution: As he walked out of the unit, he remembers: Within days of the massacre reports, Ahmad returned to Bosnia, where he was again involved in heavy fighting.
This page was last edited on 2 Decemberat It was 11pm and the officers offered to drive him back to his south London home, 12 years after the same police force had dragged him from his bedroom and handed him over to American soldiers for trial in America. Yet despite all this he bears no grudges.