Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Terror suspect family appeal
The family of a man from Tooting who's facing extradition to the United States on terrorism charges has appealed to the Home Office.
Babar Ahmad, a computer expert, is accused of raising funds for terrorism.
He's one of five terror suspects, including radical cleric Abu Hamza, who've lost their appeal against extradition at the European Court of Human Rights.
In a statement, Babar's family said:
"This matter should never have come to this stage had theBritish police done their job almost nine years ago and provided the material seized from Babar's home to the CPS rather than secretly passing it to their UScounterparts.
"The CPS is now in possession of all that material which forms the basis of the US indictment and should immediately prosecute Babar for conduct allegedly committed in the UK.
"We now call on the Home Secretary to immediately undertake to halt any extradition until the Director of Public Prosecutions makes a decision on the material that is in his possession."