Home | Friday 4th November 2011 | Issue 795
Over 100,000 people in Britain have now signed an official e-petition urging the government to put British detainee Babar Ahmad on trial in the UK, instead of extraditing him to the US. The petition has been actively supported by a wide range of celebrities, including world boxing champion, Amir Khan, comedians Mark Thomas and Marcus Brigstocke, and actor Robert Llewellyn, who have been appalled by the ongoing detention without trial.
Ahmad is now in his 8th year of detention, making him the longest detained-without-trial British citizen in the modern history of the UK.
Now that over 100,000 people have signed the petition, the matter becomes eligible for parliamentary debate.