Talha Ahsan, a simple man with a flair for poetry and an advocate for human rights has been detained without trail for five years in the UK under an extradition request from USA. He is accused in the US of terrorism-related offences arising out of an alleged involvement over the period of 1997-2004 with a series of websites, one of which happened to be located on a server in America. He has never been arrested or questioned by British police and continues to sit in high security prison with no knowledge of when his imprisonment will end.
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Statement of Support: A.L. Kennedy, renowned novelist:
“This slim volume allows us brief access to a human being accused of inhumanity, to the details of his thinking, his loves, the life currently kept on hold by a Kafkaesque legal system and dangerous levels of official secrecy and paranoia on both sides of the Atlantic.”
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Date: 19 July 2011 (Tuesday)
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
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“And what reason have you that you should not fight in the way of Allah and of the weak among the men and the women and the children, (of) those who say: Our Lord! Cause us to go forth from this town, whose people are oppressors, and give us from Thee a guardian and give us from Thee a helper.”
Holy Qur’an: Chapter 4, Verse 75
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