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PRESS RELASE: Welcome news about Gary McKinnon

October 16, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE USE

Tuesday 16th October 2012

The We Are Babar Ahmad campaign welcomes the announcement of the Home Secretary to introduce forum regarding the extradition of Gary McKinnon to the United States of America on the grounds of human rights.

Deputy chairman of the campaign, Dr. Ismail Jalisi commented, “This is a positive first step in getting British Justice for British citizens. We look forward to a change in the way the British government conducts itself during extradition procedures, putting the rights and welfare of British citizens before rather than the whims of a foreign nation.”

The matter must be clarified regarding Syed Talha Ahsan who like Gary McKinnon also has Aspergers Syndrome, but was not afforded this decision that has been made by the Home Secretary. This is an unjust stance regarding the plight of two British citizens who are under duress under very similar circumstances.

We continue to call on the British government for a change in the UK-US Extradition treaty to ensure it is fair, equitable and puts British citizens first.

ENDS

Notes for Editors

We Are Babar Ahmad is a grassroots campaign working to support the families and to see a change in the UK-US Extradition Treaty 2003.
For more images and more information about event please contact Mohammad Shakir on 07708 681 014 or email info@wearebabarahmad.org

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