Last Tuesday, FOSIS condemned the decision by the House of Lords which has allowed for the extradition of Babar Ahmad to the United States.
Who is this guy named Babar Ahmad? Babar Ahmad is a British citizen who was born in London in 1974. He grew up and went to school in South London. He is a computer expert who no still lives in Tooting, south London. In December 2003 Babar was arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000. He is being accused of running websites supporting terror and of urging Muslims to fight a holy war. But now, the UK is sending him to the US for the judgement to be held there, in the US. This is the statement released by FOSIS;
“The decision by the House of Lords is incredibly disappointing. The fact that a British Citizen can be extradited to the United States without a single piece of evidence being brought against him is shocking. If Babar Ahmad is suspected of any criminal activity then evidence should be brought forward and as a British citizen he should be tried within the legal system of the United Kingdom.”
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