This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government

Petition Put Babar Ahmad on trial in the UK

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Babar Ahmad is a British Citizen who has been detained in the UK for 7 years without trial fighting extradition to the USA under the controversial no-evidence-required Extradition Act 2003.

In June 2011, the Houses of Parliament, Joint Committee on Human Rights urged the UK government to change the law so that Babar Ahmad’s perpetual threat of extradition is ended without further delay. Since all of the allegations against Babar Ahmad are said to have taken place in the UK, we call upon the British Government to put him on trial in the UK and support British Justice for British Citizens.

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Government responded

This response was given on 13 September 2011

Dominic Raab MP was allocated a half-day in Westminster Hall in Backbench time for a debate on extradition. This took place on 24 November 2011. A transcript of the debate can be found at