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Extradition Decision Expected Soon in Ahmad Case
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A decision is expected soon on whether British terror suspect Babar Ahmad will be extradited to the US. Ahmad is accused of raising funds for terrorists through a Connecticut-based internet service provider.

Computer expert Babar Ahmad has been fighting extradition since his arrest in 2004. He’s been held in British prisons under a special extradition treaty with the UK and is in the final stage of the appeals process. His case is currently with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. If the Court refuses to intervene, Ahmad will be extradited. He’s charged as part of the same investigation that led to the arrest and conviction earlier this year of a former U.S. Navy sailor, Hassan Abu-Jihaad.

Abu-Jihaad was found guilty of providing material support to terrorists and leaking military information through a website that Babar Ahmad is accused of running. Babar Ahmad is represented by British civil rights solicitor Gareth Peirce, who has worked on a series of high-profile cases.