We Are Babar Ahmed (WABA) are a group of concerned professionals from across the UK who want urgent reform of the one sided US-UK Extradition Treaty 2003. This treaty has robbed British Citizens of our sovereignty and given the ability to a foreign state to accuse our nationals and extradite them purely based on suspicion without due process and scrutiny by our own courts. The campaign is fronted by the case of Babar Ahmad who has been incarcerated for almost 8 long years in a maximum security prison without charge here in Britain. He is an IT professional born in south London who has been accused of running an alleged terrorist website in the UK.
SURELY if he has done anything wrong in Britain he should be tried in Britain? The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) declared in July 2004 and December 2006, as did the UK Attorney General Lord Goldsmith in September 2006, that there was ‘insufficient evidence’ to charge Babar Ahmad with any criminal offence under UK law. What is even more shocking is that the CPS authorised the extradition without reviewing all the evidence and only admitted to this hours before a parliamentary debate was held in November 2011. So the only check and balance we have buckled to pressure from another country and didn’t even bother to review the evidence.
The campaign asks that people of conscience everywhere support us and lobby their MPs and Councillors whilst making as many people aware as possible about the grave injustices of the extradition treaty and in particular the terrible case of a young man who has lost his youth sitting in a maximum security prison for the last 8 years without charge. Babar Ahmad must be tried in Britain and we must all tell the government that WE ARE ALL BABAR AHMAD.
The WABA campaign supports the campaigns of the 4 families of Gary McKinnon, Syed Talha Ahsan, Richard O Dwyer and Babar Ahmad. The individual campaign website links can be found on the right under the Blogroll header.