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Babar Ahmad's battle against terror charges extradition

A British terrorism suspect, held for a record seven years without trial, has appealed to be prosecuted in the UK.

In an exclusive interview with the BBC, Babar Ahmad accused the police and prosecutors of mishandling his case.

The 37-year-old from Tooting in south London was arrested in 2004 on an extradition warrant from the United States.

US prosecutors say he headed a terrorist "support cell" in London through a website called Azzam.com. He faces life imprisonment if convicted. He will find out next Tuesday if he will be sent to America.

Dominic Casciani reports for Newsnight.

  • 05 Apr 2012
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