Babar Ahmad extradition hearing, 18 April 2005, Bow Street Magistrates Court

by Stephen Hewitt

Entering Bow Street Magistrates Court building at around 11:00am (BST) 18 April 2005, I was told that the court room for the Babar Ahmad extradition hearing was full. These photographs are just outside the building.

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A few months after these photographs were taken, I spoke to Babar Ahmad's wife. She confirmed that the website www.freebabarahmad.com is run "by us". She was speaking while attending a public conference on 16 July 2005 with Babar Ahmad's father. She also confirmed that she was present when police assaulted Babar Ahmad, having woken them both up in their home. These police had not been prosecuted. In a public speech at the conference, Ahmad's wife said that the Home Secretary - on whose whim his fate then depended - had just announced a two month delay in his decision, which was therefore expected in mid-September.