Submitted on Monday 1st August 2011
Published on Wednesday 10th August 2011
Current status: Closed
Closed: Thursday 10th November 2011
Put Babar Ahmad on trial in the UK
Babar Ahmad is a British Citizen who has been detained in the UK for 7 years without trial fighting extradition to the USA under the controversial no-evidence-required Extradition Act 2003.
In June 2011, the Houses of Parliament, Joint Committee on Human Rights urged the UK government to change the law so that Babar Ahmad’s perpetual threat of extradition is ended without further delay. Since all of the allegations against Babar Ahmad are said to have taken place in the UK, we call upon the British Government to put him on trial in the UK and support British Justice for British Citizens.
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The Government responded to this petition on Tuesday 13th September 2011
Dominic Raab MP was allocated a half-day in Westminster Hall in Backbench time for a debate on extradition. This took place on 24 November 2011. A transcript of the debate can be found at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmhansrd/cm111124/halltext/111124h0001.htm#11112452000002
This petition has reached the threshold for a Parliamentary debate, but the debate has not yet been scheduled.
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