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PRESS RELEASE: Babar Ahmad and other extradition detainees face serious violations of human rights in the US

Written by CP Editor Tuesday, 10 April 2012
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The decision of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Babar Ahmad and others has failed to take into regard the breaches of human rights that face the men if they are extradited to the US.

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10 April 2012
 
PRESS RELEASE: Extradition detainees face serious violations of human rights in the US
 
The decision of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Babar Ahmad and others has failed to take into regard the breaches of human rights that face the men if they are extradited to the US.
 
In a new report released today by CagePrisoners, Guantanamo Begins at Home, the organisation details the serious nature of procedural improprieties and treatment that terrorism suspects face before US federal courts and the penal system.  
 
Executive Director of CagePrisoners, Asim Qureshi, said of the ruling,
 
“The suggestion that those suspected of being involved in terrorism are able to receive fair treatment in a US supermax prison is an utterly preposterous notion. The extent of problems associated with confinement in American prisons has been well documented by leading NGOs around the world.
 
Despite the ruling on treatment, there remain more important questions in relation to the manner of the extradition proceedings in the first place. Without the opportunity to challenge any evidence in a prima facie case here in the UK, those facing extradition will be brought before a legal system which has fundamental flaws in the way that it prosecutes national security cases.”
 
 
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CagePrisoners is a human rights NGO that exists to raise awareness of the plight of the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and other detainees held as part of the War on Terror. We aim to give a voice to the voiceless.

Give a voice to the voiceless.

CagePrisoners Ltd.
27 Old Gloucester Street
London
WC1N 3XX

Press contact: (44) 207 377 6700
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