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The Enron/Nat West 3 Bankers deemed to be extradited to the US in mid July, were "fortunate" to get permission to protest in the Westminster no protest zone.
Prominent businessmen and Tony blair are apparently backing them and Tony Blair has enquired about how it can be arranged for the Enron/Nat West 3 to be brought back to the UK on bail until their trial in the US comes up in a few years time.
Some of Britain's businessmen urged the Home Secretary to stop the "manifestly unfair" extradition of three former bankers to face Enron-related fraud charges in the United States. Billionaire retail tycoon Philip Green, Chris Gent, former head of Vodafone and Martin Broughton, chairman of British Airways were among the 39 signatories to the letter published in the Daily Telegraph.
No such support from Tony Blair or prominent business men for former I.T worker Gary McKinnon, who if extradited faces seventy years in a US prison.
One rule for the rich and another for lesser mortals it seems.
Gary is also a musician and although he admits trespassing into US computers that had no passwords and no firewalls. Gary denies causing any damage.
The US have to claim damage because without it they could not extradite Gary.
Incidentally you can download Gary's songs free from this link. http://www.londontv.net/LG_gary.htm
No such support from Tony Blair or the business community for Babar Ahmad either. Another former I.T worker, who was not even allowed bail and has been held in prison in the UK for about two years awaiting probable extradition to the US.
Being Muslim, what chance does anyone think Babar Ahmad will really have of getting a fair trial once extradited?
Babar's family have arranged a protest outside the Royal Courts of Justice on the 11th July which is the same day his final appeal is being heard. Details below.
BABAR’S LAST CHANCE
THE HIGH COURT DEMO
Date: TUESDAY 11TH JULY 2006
Time: 12:15 pm- 2pm
Royal Courts of Justice - the High Court,
London WC2A 2LL
Nearest Tube Stations: Temple, Chancery Lane, Charing Cross, Holborn
Babar Ahmad’s appeal against extradition to the United States will begin on Tuesday 11th July 2006.
If he loses this appeal he could be on the plane to America to face gross Human Rights abuses within WEEKS
Join the demo to tell the Government and the world that enough is enough. British citizens will no longer tolerate second-class treatment.
Bring out the evidence in Britain and give Babar a fair trial here, or release him immediately
Confirmed Speakers so far:
Moazzam Begg (Ex-Guantanamo detainee)
Yvonne Ridley (Islam Channel presenter of Agenda programme)
Asim Qureshi (CagePrisoners.com)
Book a day or an afternoon off or even an extended lunch break to attend.
THIS COULD BE OUR LAST CHANCE TO STOP HIS EXTRADITION
NO TO DETENTION WITHOUT CHARGE
NO TO UK-US EXTRADITION TREATY 2003
For further information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07963537779
www.freebabarahmad.comLucille, 14 years ago.