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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Following widespread international media coverage of the revelation, the previous Secretary of State for Justice babqr, Jack Straw MP, announced in Parliament the day after the article was published that he had asked a retired High Court judge, Sir Christopher Roseto conduct an official inquiry into the affair.
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. He was bundled into a police van, where he faced further abuse during his journey to Charing Cross police station.
In OctoberI was blindfolded, shackled and forcibly stripped naked when I was extradited to the US.
Finally the goggles and ear mask were refitted. The bugged conversations took place at Woodhill Prison in May and June By the time he arrived in the custody suite of the police station, he had sustained at least 73 injuries, all later documented by both police and independent doctors, as well as in petitoin and video evidence.
White crosses were painted babad mosque walls and all the minarets had been destroyed by Serbian artillery. And, like his friend Shaker Aamer, the years of sleeping on a hard bed without a pillow have left his neck in permanent pain.
In past cases, the ECtHR had ruled to prevent the United Kingdom and the British Government from deporting, extraditing or repatriating terrorism suspects to other countries, where they would be subject or liable to, or where there was a likelihood that they would be subject or liable to, torture, or to degrading or inhumane treatment.
Officers denied the claims, saying Ahmad had battled like a “caged tiger” during his arrest, adding his injuries were either self-inflicted or caused by a legal tackle that took him to the ground when he was first detained.
As he walked out of the unit, he remembers: And then they punched me all over my face before holding my neck so hard that I could no longer breathe. Last year he was finally released from prison to an emotional reunion with his family and thousands of supporters in south London. They decided it was too dangerous to remove the shrapnel.
She also accepted that Ahmad regretted his support of the Taliban, and had been naive when he chose to do so. US Department of Justice. US prosecutors tampered with one of these photographs to remove any sign of injury when they brought their case against Ahmad in a court in Connecticut.
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: Again I politely refused. To this day it sets off security alarms. When I phoned them they repeated the request and suggested I would be paid for information.
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Like many young Muslims, Ahmad was angered and outraged by the atrocities. To honour the memories of the many fighters who had died in Bosnia and Chechnya, Ahmad decided to set up a website to publish stories about the two conflicts.
A senior member of the US escort team shouted at him: 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. In American prisons no one talks to child abuse offenders — you soon learn that. And then the officers stamped on my bare feet with their boots. His wrists, feet and sinuses still cause him pain from when British petiyion officers tortured him. Not realising the significance of this error the officer decided to correct the mistake.
Jihad is a noble act to defend and protect abmed people; it is not about killing innocent people. I sold them in the street, at the university or at Islamic conferences. As if to say that is why I was here now … It was clear he was looking for some kind of closure or revenge. The US accused him of providing material support to terrorism via a website that he set up in the UK in to publish stories about the conflicts in Bosnia and Chechnya, but which in — allowed two articles to be posted on the site offering support to the then Taliban government in Afghanistan.
Before getting on the plane he was shackled and handcuffed — a chain was fitted around his waist and tightly attached through the handcuffs so that he was forced to walk hunched over.
Babar Ahmad parliamentary e-petition hits , – BBC News
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. Never lose hope, because one ahmee the sun will shine again — as it did with me.
In Babar Ahmad and Others v The United Kingdom the legal representatives of the litigants, argued that extradition to a country, where they might be imprisoned for life, with no possibility of release on parole, and where the penal regime is in comparison excessively harsh, amounted also to degrading or inhumane treatment, and that the extradition therefore ought to be refused.
During heavy fighting that follows, he is injured by shrapnel and returns to the UK. 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. 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.
Amhed fighting was at much closer quarters and I saw many dead bodies. The doctors said that otherwise it would have gone right through my heart. Retrieved 16 July The time in prison has cost him his marriage and he has been deprived of his career at Imperial. Ahmad still believes in the ideal of jihad — babaf right to defend Muslims against attack — but he says that he has never supported any act of terrorism. He tried to put the incident behind him and went back to working as an IT assistant at Imperial.
In JulyAhmsd federal Judge Janet Hall sentenced Ahmad to an unexpectedly lenient sentence of and-a-half years in prison, meaning that with credit for time served he only had another 12 months to serve. Retrieved 19 July 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.
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