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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Ahmad was given a thin blanket, too small to cover his body.
She had committed the last two years of her professional and sometimes personal life to representing Ahmad — after his release she flew to the UK to see him reunited with the his family.
An hour into the flight the goggles and muffs were removed. Retrieved 19 July Although the prisoners were not allowed to talk to each other, they invented ingenious ways of communicating, including speaking through vents and using the prison drainage system by speaking into the washbasin plug holes. Last year Ahmad was finally released from prison after being sentenced to and-a-half years for providing material support [the two online articles] to the Taliban government at a time when they were harbouring bin Laden.
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.
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He was moved by a news report on the Serbian-run Omarska concentration camp. Ahmad is in Bosnia babaf after the Srebrenica massacre in July All articles with dead external links Articles with petitipn external links from July Articles with permanently dead external links Webarchive template wayback links EngvarB from November Use dmy dates from November Articles with hCards No local image but image on Wikidata Articles containing Urdu-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from Baabar All articles lacking reliable references Articles lacking reliable references from July Not realising the significance of this error the officer decided to correct the mistake.
The injustice of his case became the focus of a number of high-profile campaigns supported by lawyers, politicians and celebrities. Do you have any questions?
It marked a turning point in the war, galvanising the west into decisive action to halt the advancing Bosnian Serb forces. As he ventured across the border into Bosnia, he saw that reports of the war on Muslims were not exaggerated. Vabar all the time prison officers were shouting: But he had now found a cause that had taken over his life.
Before handing Ahmad over to the Americans, the accompanying Met officers left him in the police van and approached the US military office where the American extradition team was waiting. The other prisoners were all serving life sentences or very long sentences for multiple murders and violent sex attacks.
As if to say that is why I was here now … It was clear he was looking for some kind of closure or revenge. On 10 Septemberthe Crown Prosecution Service announced that there was “insufficient evidence” to prosecute any of the police officers involved in the attack.
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They decided it was too dangerous to remove the shrapnel. He says that, although he has been badly treated by both Britain and the US, his experiences have not radicalised him. 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.
It was the 27th night of Ramadan, and after missing 23 eids I was at last able to celebrate one with my family.
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Finally the goggles and ear mask were refitted. The past 12 years have taken a huge toll on Ahmad. He petiition declined both offers. Again I politely refused. Do you understand me, you fucking bastard? But when I later found out that they were being exterminated because they were Muslims, I felt that I had to do something.
By ;etition 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 photographic and video evidence.
Babar Ahmad presses petitiln tip of his forefinger into the middle of his forehead. On his release, Ahmad was approached by the CIA to work for them; when he was flown back to the UK the British security services made him a similar offer.
Retrieved 16 July Archived from the original on 2 October He was then extradited to the US, where he was convicted of providing material support to the Taliban. She ruled that, although the two articles supporting the Taliban constituted a serious criminal offence under US law, none of his articles on the Azzam websites supporting the war efforts in Vabar and Chechnya during the s constituted a criminal or terrorist offence.
The American told Ahmad he had made it his special mission to bring the Briton to America to face justice. I walked into the room and I hugged my mother and then I hugged my father petution then I fell to the floor in prostration and whispered glory be to God three times. In American prisons no one talks to child abuse offenders — you soon learn that.
Last year he was finally released from prison to an emotional reunion with his family and thousands of supporters in south London. The time in prison has cost him his marriage and he has been deprived of his career at Imperial. Within days of the massacre reports, Ahmad petitionn to Bosnia, where he was again involved in heavy fighting. So when Imperial broke up for the winter holidays, Ahmad headed out to Bosnia with an aid convoy.
He complained that officers had beaten him ahned fists and knees, stamped on peyition bare feet with boots, rubbed metal handcuffs on his forearm bones, sexually abused him, mocked the Islamic faith by placing him into the Muslim prayer position and taunting, “Where is your God now?
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.