Tuesday, May 15, 2012

News at Eleven: I have written about [Talha] Ahsan here

before and you may be aware that he is a British subject and resident who was arrested on 19 July 2006 and who has been held without trial ever since, awaiting extradition under the terms of the increasingly notorious Extradition Act 2003. The US requested his arrest and the UK authorities obliged, although he has no case to answer in the UK. The Extradition Act doesn't require the provision of prima facie evidence.

from The Guardian: Solitary confinement is no place for a poet


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