Anti Terror Police to appear in court to answer allegations of abuse against Babar Ahmad
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Monday March 16 2009
|Babar Ahmad, the young British Muslim detained at the request of US authorities since 2003 without having ever been charged with a crime in the UK will have his case on abuse and injuries sustained from assaults by Anti terror Police heard at the High Court on Monday 16 March.|
Babar Ahmad and his family have fought since December 2003 to bring proceedings against Anti Terror Police who are accused of abusing him and causing injury.
It is alleged that Babar Ahmad was punched, kicked and choked by the police while being arrested in Dec 2003, bringing him to the point of unconsciousness. Evidence shows that in the course of his arrest Babar Ahmad sustained multiple bruises and grazes, blood in his urine, and haemorrhaging of his ear drums.
His family has released a statement to say, ‘We hope that after almost 6 years of campaigning, complaints and litigation, the truth will finally emerge in this trial of what happened to Babar on the 2nd December 2003.’
Ahmad’s case, in the aftermath of allegations made by Binyam Mohammed of MI5’s collusion in his torture, is significant in underscoring that no agency or individual should be above the law. It is worrying though that it has taken over five years just to get to this stage.