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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In he made a significant breakthrough. He was then extradited to the US, where he was convicted of providing material support to the Taliban. US prosecutors tampered with ahmef of these photographs to remove any sign of injury when they brought their case babaar Ahmad in a court in Connecticut. During the second choke hold I thought I was going to die. That same year he answered the call of jihad once again — this time to help the Muslims in Chechnyawho were at war with Russia. And then they punched me all over my face before holding my neck so hard that I could no longer breathe.
For the next eight years, Ahmad fought against extradition in the UK and European courts. The US accused him of providing material support to terrorism via a website that he set up in petitiln 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. 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.
But when I later found out that they were being exterminated because they were Muslims, I shmed that I had to do something. Retrieved 14 March But Ahmad used his incarceration to become a mediator helping to resolve disputes between crime gangs, Muslim terrorism detainees and the prison authorities. In one court case he even acted as a witness for a prison guard who had been accused of racially abusing a Muslim prisoner.
I told them quite firmly that I was not a rat and this was not the sort of thing I would do. Jones then applied two choke holds. During heavy fighting that follows, he is injured by shrapnel and returns to the UK.
Given all that I had been through, I thought it was a rather odd request. Ahmad was released in July and returned to the UK where Metropolitan Police pegition welcomed him at London Heathrow Airport then dropped him home to his family.
His wrists, feet and sinuses still cause him pain from when British police officers tortured him. Last year he was finally released from prison to an emotional reunion with his family and thousands of supporters in south London.
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With credit for time served, it means he only has to spend another 12 months in prison. To honour the memories of ahmde many fighters who had died in Bosnia and Chechnya, Ahmad decided to set up a website to publish stories about the two conflicts. In prison I would talk to everyone apart from the paedophiles.
bzbar Ahmad is in Bosnia days after the Srebrenica massacre in July Ahmad says he found it difficult to adjust to his newfound freedom, but has spent the past few months appreciating the simpler elements of life. By plot, I mean a terrorist plot CCTV shows Babar Ahmad in a collapsed state as he was pulled out of the van and taken to the custody suite at Charing Cross police station.
October Second Russian military operation in Chechnya. Among the legal papers he found a Metropolitan police document showing that the server for the Azzam website was not located pegition Connecticut, as alleged by the prosecution: An online vabar calling for him to be tried in the UK, not the US, attractedsignatures and triggered two debates in the Houses of Parliament.
Retrieved 16 July She knew immediately how important this breakthrough could be. Do you understand me, you fucking bastard? He is being treated for post-traumatic whmed disorder. On 22 Junethe Houses of Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights urged the UK government to change shmed law so that Ahmad’s perpetual threat of extradition is ended without further delay.
Once recovered from his injuries, Ahmad booked a flight back to Britain. It was the only piece of evidence that gave the Connecticut prosecutor the right to ask for Ahmad to be prosecuted ahmee that state. This page was last edited on 2 Decemberat Bosnian Serb forces had tried to annex Bosnian territory, ruthlessly imposing a policy of ethnic cleansing on the Muslim populations.
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The injuries were recorded graphically by a Met photographer. 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.
But before his transfer to the Supermax, he was again strip-searched in front of six officers, shackled and taken to a holding cell with walls covered in faeces and where the temperature was kept at C. Ahmad unashamedly bears these physical scars from waging jihad in Bosnia and being arrested by counterterrorism police in London.
His father worked as a Foreign Office civil servant for 30 years and his mother is a retired science teacher. Ahmad still holds the record as the longest-serving British prisoner to be detained without trial in the UK. Ahmad fought on and off in the Bosnian War from until He was bundled into a police van, where he faced further abuse during his journey to Charing Cross police station.
This was not what we were about.
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The injustice of his case became the focus of a number of high-profile campaigns supported by lawyers, politicians and celebrities. Ahmad is not responsible for radicalizing him.
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Sitting in front of Ahmad was a casually dressed American with a goatee beard, wearing a baseball ahemd. As he ventured across the border into Bosnia, he saw that reports of the war on Muslims were not exaggerated. As if to say that is why I was here now … It was clear he was looking for some kind of closure or revenge.