Babar Ahmad could be extradited

A judge has ruled that British terror suspect Babar Ahmad can be extradited to the United States.

District Judge Timothy Workman made the ruling at London's Bow Street Magistrates' Court.

Mr Ahmad, 31, an IT officer from London, is accused of running websites that supported "terrorists"

The case has been sent to the home secretary for final approval and Mr Ahmad has the right to appeal.

Babar Ahmad was first arrested in December 2003 and was badly beaten during his arrest and while in police custody. He was subsequently released without charge. The extradition request from the USA came after Babar Ahmad spoke out against his treatment and filed an official complaint against the police. It was made under a new "fast-track" extradition treaty that gives no opportunity for a British court to assess the evidence him.

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