Write to the Foreign Secretary, British Ambassador, and your MP regarding the continuing isolation of Talha Ahsan and Babar Ahmed

Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan were extradited to the US  without being permitted to even make one final telephone call to their loved ones, they were transferred into the custody of US marshals and flown to Connecticut, where they are now in 23 hour solitary isolation.

Since their extradition, neither Babar nor Talha have been able to telephone their families or write to them despite sufficient funds having been transferred to them to do this. Furthermore, letters which the family members have sent to the men have not been given to them, increasing their isolation. The families have no idea what condition Babar and Talha are in or why they have been unable to communicate.

We request all campaigners and supporters to write to the British Foreign Secretary, the British Ambassador to the US and and your own Member of Parliament to request that they urgently intervene to ensure that regular contact is established between the men and their families.

Sample letters are below for your convenience (please do not forget to insert your name and and full address) but it is always more effective to use your own words. It is also possible to send your comments using Twitter and Facebook.

Kindly send a copy of your correspondence and any replies received to fco@freebabarahmad.com

Please send your letters to:

1. The Rt Hon William Hague MP

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

House of Commons

London SW1A 0AA

Email: haguew@parliament.uk

Tweet: @WilliamJHague


2. H.E. Sir Peter Westmacott

HM Ambassador to the United States

3100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20008

USA

Tel.: 001 (202) 588 6500

Fax: 001 (202) 588 7850

Tweet: @ukinusa

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ukinusa


[notification type=”notification_warning_tiny”]If you do not live in the UK, please also send a letter to the British Ambassador to your country. You can find the details at http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/find-an-embassy/[/notification]

3. Your MP

Visit http://www.writetothem.com and follow the instructions to send your MP a message.


1. Sample Letter to Foreign Secretary

Dear Mr Hague

Re: Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan

On 5 October 2012, two British citizens Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan were extradited to the US where they are now being detained in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, a situation the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Mendez recently said amounted to torture. It has been one month since they were extradited and their families have not received any communication from them. Letters and cards sent by the families to the men have not been given to them. Both men have elderly and infirm parents who are becoming increasingly worried by the lack of contact with their sons.

Their trials are scheduled to begin in October 2013 until which time they will continue to be detained in these extremely harsh conditions, which would not be tolerated in a British prison. In Mr Ahsan’s case, it is particularly worrying considering he has been clinically diagnosed as suffering from Asperger’s and assessed as being at risk of committing suicide. Recent statistics revealed by the US senate suggest that 50 percent of prison suicides occur in solitary confinement. The men’s isolation has only been aggravated by any form of communication between them and their loved ones also being prevented.

Irrespective of the crimes for which Mr Ahmad and Mr Ahsan are accused, you have a duty towards them as British citizens that they and their family members are treated fairly and humanely.

I request that you take immediate action to ensure that regular contact is urgently established between the men and their families.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

[Your Name]

[Your Address]

Click HERE for more sample letters

[notification type=”notification_info_tiny”]Source: freetalha.org [/notification]

 

[notification type=”notification_info” ]All material found on 4themuslims.com is for information purposes only. The maintainers do not necessarily share any of the views expressed on 4themuslims.com or on linked sites.[/notification]
Disclaimer: All material found on 4themuslims.com is for information purposes only. The maintainers do not necessarily share any of the views expressed on 4themuslims.com or on linked sites.

Tags

You may also like...

0 thoughts on “Write to the Foreign Secretary, British Ambassador, and your MP regarding the continuing isolation of Talha Ahsan and Babar Ahmed”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Twitter

Write for us

Stories from Reverts

Error type: "Bad Request". Error message: "Bad Request" Domain: "usageLimits". Reason: "keyInvalid".

Did you added your own Google API key? Look at the help.

Check in YouTube if the id PL9JfNXAl6FSJqeEQE1GdsvBPZ8-qAaXAv belongs to a playlist. Check the FAQ of the plugin or send error messages to support.