Press Release: Family of extradited British citizen Talha Ahsan hold one-year anniversary vigil in Parliament Square

The family of extradited British citizen Talha Ahsan is holding a one-year anniversary vigil in Parliament Square, from 1pm to 3pm.  Hamja Ahsan, Talha’s younger brother and campaign leader, said, “We remember Talha today so that tomorrow no more British families will be subject to this ordeal.” “The nightmare of extradition became a reality exactly one year ago...

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Rotten extradition law and Talha’s case

Talha Ahsan is a British poet and translator. Born in London, he attended Dulwich College and graduated with first-class honours from the School of Oriental and African Studies. Until last October, he’d never set foot in America. But, one year ago today, that’s exactly where he was flown. And that’s where he’s remained in solitary confinement,...

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Press Release : Where are Talha Ahsan & Babar Ahmad Now?

UK Premiere of film about the Connecticut Supermax prison that houses two extradited British nationals. With Amnesty International & Special Guests from the USA Solitary Watch. Date of event : 16th May 2013, 6pm – 9pm Location : Kings College, Room S-2.08, King’s Building, Strand, London WC2R 2LS We are excited to announce an upcoming special event entitled...

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The impossible injustice of Talha Ahsan’s extradition and detention

Talha Ahsan was extradited to the US in 2012 after spending six years in high security prisons in the UK. Like Gary McKinnon, he has Asperger Syndrome, and is now in a supermax prison in Connecticut. Ian Patel explains how this was able to happen. BY IAN PATEL  A still from the Yale Law School film “The Worst of the Worst” about the prison where...

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No Complacency on Human Rights & Civil Liberties

The Muslim Council of Britain continues to receive messages of concern from its network of mosques and affiliates with the cavalier attitude by those entrusted to observe due process with matters of civil rights and liberties of British residents and citizens. In the past year the Muslim community has seen the deportation to the US of Babar Ahmad and Syed Talha Ahsan....

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Extradite me…I’m British

Syed Talha Ahsan is a British citizen. He has served the equivalent of a twelve year prison sentence without trial. Despite suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome, he is a Platinum Koestler Award winning poet and translator. In pretrial solitary confinement in a Supermax security prison in Connecticut, his work continues to be projected across what he thought was his...

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