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Baber Ahmad - will Europe intervene

Press Release from the Free Babar Ahmad Campaign, Monday 25th June 2007

On Monday 2nd July 2007, The European Court of Human Rights are expected to sit and begin deciding on whether or not to hear Babar Ahmad's case.

Previously, the President of the Grand Chamber in the European Court requested that a hold be placed on the extradition, to allow them to give the case 'proper consideration'.

Babar Ahmad's solicitors, from Birnberg Peirce and Partners, are now due to make final representations to Europe on Friday 29th June 2007.

If the European Court of Human Rights refuses to intervene, then no other appeal stage remains and Babar would be extradited to the US imminently.

Babar Ahmad's family stated: "We hope that the European Court will decide that Babar should not be extradited, especially without a prima facie case. The assurance given by the US Embassy is not sufficient, in our opinion, to safeguard Babar's Human Rights. We continue to have hope whilst remaining positive and pray for Babar's swift return."ENDS


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