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Metropolitan Police to pay £60,000 in damages to Babar Ahmad

Metropolitan Police to pay £60,000 in damages to Babar Ahmad

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Wednesday March 18 2009

Babar Ahmad and his family (his father, pictured) are today marking their victory after a six year battle to bring charges against officers that subjected him to ‘gratuitous and prolonged abuse’ in December 2003.

The Metropolitan Police agreed in court today to pay £60,000 in damages in admission of brutality used by officers during his arrest.

In a statement read out by a member of his family, Babar said:

‘This abuse took place not in Guantanamo Bay or a secret torture chamber but in Tooting, south London.

‘I would like to thank my family and all who have supported me and my campaign for justice, particularly my legal team who have spent many years fighting for me.’

The court heard how Babar was forced into a kneeling prayer position and asked, “Where is your God now?”

Babar’s family continue their struggle against his extradition to the US. He has not, since his arrest in 2003, yet been charged with any offence.

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