Ahmad's father slams 'shameful' extradition

Babar Ahmad's father Ashfaq with Bavar's brother-in-law, Fahad Ahmad
Babar Ahmad's father Ashfaq with Babar's brother-in-law, Fahad Ahmad outside court today. Credit: Press Association

The father of Babar Ahmad, the computer expert who lost his eight-year battle against extradition to the US today, said he was appalled at the decision to hand his son over to US authorities.

He said the decision would be remembered as a "shameful chapter in the history of Britain" and vowed to fight to clear his son's name. He said:

"After over 40 years of paying taxes in this country, I am appalled that the system has let me down in a manner more befitting of a third world country than one of the world's oldest democracies.

It seems that the Metropolitan Police, the CPS and even the court have all colluded to implement a pre-determined decision which was made in Washington.

We will never abandon our struggle for justice and the truth will eventually emerge of what will be forever remembered as a shameful chapter in the history of Britain."

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