View Full Version : Babar’s Fate Hangs in the Balance

03-15-2006, 12:46 PM
Babar Ahmad is currently waiting for a date for his High Court appeal against attempts to extradite him to the US on terrorism charges.

Following last month’s High Court ruling against David Bermingham, Gary Mulgrew and Giles Darby – the three former NatWest bankers also threatened with extradition to the US – we fear that Babar’s case will suffer the same fate.

If Babar loses his High Court case and leave is not given for an appeal to the House of Lords, he could be extradited within 28 days of the ruling. In practice this usually equates to a few hours.

The Extradition Treaty 2003 was debated in the House of Commons on Monday of last week, during the second reading of the Police and Justice Bill.

Boris Johnson, who is the constituency MP for David Bermingham, has put forward amendments to this bill to safeguard the rights of those facing extradition to the US.

All those concerned about Babar’s fate and the injustice of Britain’s extradition arrangements with the US are urged to lobby their MPs to support these proposed amendments.

SOURCE: Socialist Worker

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