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Seven Years in Captivity: Babar Ahmad Petition

Babar Ahmad is a 37 year old British Muslim and the longest detained-without-charge British detainee held as part of the global ‘war on terror’. In December 2003 Babar was arrested at his London home under anti-terror legislation. By the time he reached the police station Babar had sustained at least 73 forensically recorded injuries, including bleeding in his ears and urine. Six days later he was released without charge.

In August 2004 Babar was re-arrested in London and taken to prison pursuant to an extradition request from the US under the controversial, no-evidence-required, Extradition Act 2003. The US has alleged that in the 1990s Babar was a supporter of “terrorism”. Babar denies any involvement in terrorism. He has now been in prison for six years even though he has not been charged in the UK.

The Free Babar Ahmad campaign are urging all supporters to sign this petition to the British government to place Babar on trial in the UK . We need 100,000 signatures before 10 November 2011 for the issue to become eligible for parliamentary debate.
You can also download and print this Petition Template in order to gather signatures which can then be entered online.

Seven Years in Captivity
by Babar Ahmad

Seven years ago this day
Walking to go home
Stopped by thieves on the way
With hearts hard like stone

They didn’t take a penny
But something worth much more
They robbed me of my liberty
And shut me behind a door

You are under arrest!
You have no right!
You are a terror suspect!
You won’t see daylight!

Taking me was not enough
They had to suck my blood
And cause pain to the ones I love
By rubbing my name in the mud

What crime had I done?
Whose right had I taken?
To be held up by a gun
And snatched for time forsaken?

Dragged to court before the world
Lawyers seethed and hissed
As their hatred was unfurled
Like I were a child rapist

You did that and you did this
You are an evil man
You will never get justice
Do whatever you can

Without a chance to say a word
Without a shred of evidence
Locked up like a caged bird
With no way to show innocence

Is this democracy
And the rule of law?
Or is it hypocrisy
And a type of war?

To smile and stab
To wink and kill
To nod and grab
To strike at will

Seven years on, no end in sight
Seven years of hope and fear
Seven years without a light
While the few who care are those who dare

But for my turn will I wait
Until I reach my goal
I am the master of my fate
I am the captain of my soul …

Babar Ahmad A9385AG
Detainee Unit, HMP Long Lartin
South Littleton
WR11 8TZ

August 2011

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  1. Mohammed Wadud

    All humen beings in earth will be held accountable in the day judgement, and what we have Baber Ahmed seven years in captivity,torcher,abuse,mockery,foul languages, sexuall harassment etc. By those infidel police force. But may Allah S.W.A give them a taste of severe punishment one day and they will be sorry, and there will no time regretion. So inshallah my brothers and sisters in islam sign the petiton, and eventually after reaching 100,00 in the will of Allah inshallah let him face trial in the the Uk and not the US. Written by mohammed abdul.

  2. free all muslim prisoners
    Free our brothers and sisters u infidals

  3. free Baber!
    free Islam!

  4. Ms
    May ASWA give Babar his freedom.

  5. May Allah reward Babar Ahmed greatly for his patience..and lift all hardship away from him
    very upsetting to see that he has been in prison for years for no reason whatsoever. we shud do much as we can to help this brother. make people aware of this, spread the message, help his family etc..we shud also write to him to show that he is in our thoughts and duas and give him some support..May Allah Almighty make it easy for him. Ameen

  6. Ms
    May Allah Ta’ala grant Baber Ahmed justice, Ameen!

  7. Free Babar Ahmad
    Allah is great !

  8. Dr.shumaila Tanveer

    Justice will prevail one day INSHA’ALLAH………Every injustice leads to justice everywhere….release BABAR…..Only ALLAH will help babar…AMEEN!!

  9. Musa Abba Yahaya

    May Allah bring an end to this injustice. Amee. Put him on tial or let him go.

  10. Ask Allah for his freedom the way you would ask for youselves
    Make dua in you prostrations in the daily prayers,Tahhajjud, whilst fasting, between azhan and iqaamah and every other time where dua is most likely to be accepted by Allah Most High.

  11. Justice

  12. Mr
    [quote]He does not deserve this. This is not justice[/quote]



  15. Let us sign and set a precedent here- the Muslim community refuse to be victimised

  16. subhanAllaah what a heart-aching poem. how can we ignore such a plea. Muslims, dont hesitate fill in the petition now! may Allaah unite us. may Allaah free Babar!

  17. BismillahArRahmanArRaheem,

    Peace and blessing on the Prophets

    May Allah Ta’ala grant Baber Ahmed justice, Ameen!

  18. peace and justice for all !! Free BABER- he is INNOCENT

  19. Dr. S. Ehsanullah

    We want justice for Baber
    Baber is innocent

  20. This petition can’t be signed by those outside the UK.

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