Babar Ahmad's family has urged Home Secretary Theresa May to halt his extradition until a decision is made on a potential private prosecution in the UK. In a statement released following the move, the family said:
"We are simply asking for the court to put a hold on Babar's extradition so that the DPP has the necessary time and space to make a decision on the material provided to him in April 2012 which was kept hidden from him by the police for eight years.
"The DPP has confirmed that he is considering this material in addition to the request by Mr Karl Watkin for permission to privately prosecute Babar in the UK.
"We trust that the court will find that this is a reasonable request which is both in the public interest and the interests of justice."
Retired businessman Christopher Tappin from Orpington has been refused bail after being extradited to America on arms dealing charges. He denies attempting to sell batteries for missiles which were to be shipped from America to Iran. His wife said the decision is 'heart-breaking'.
Christopher Tappin, A retired British businessman extradited to the United States will learn tonight whether he will be kept behind bars while he awaits trial over arms dealing charges. He has spent 23 hours a day locked in his cell at the Otero County detention centre in New Mexic
He has spent 23 hours a day locked in his cell at the Otero County detention centre in New Mexico since being extradited to America two weeks ago.
US prosecutors believe Tappin may be a "danger to the community" if released, but his lawyers told the court that, having surrendered to US marshals at Heathrow, he was not going to go "running back to England".