Terror suspect gets payout

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  1. The Metropolitan Police have agreed to pay £60,000 damages to a man arrested during an anti-terror raid.

    The High Court heard that Babar Ahmad was subjected to "serious gratuitous prolonged unjustified violence" and "religious abuse" after his arrest.

    Mr Ahmad, a 34-year-old IT support analyst, was never charged following the dawn raid at his home in Tooting, south west London, in December 2003.

    He is now in jail awaiting extradition to the US on separate charges.

    Mr Justice Holroyde heard that one of the unnamed officers allegedly involved will face criminal proceedings.

    Don't want to upset anyone in that Judges area, never know what may happen!!

    FFS, he's a criminal, not a victim of crime, he shouldn't have any rights.

    Rant over
  2. Bummer. He won't get Legal Aid to fight his extradition now that he's flush with cash.
  3. "He shouldn't have any rights". Oh dear.... :frustrated:
  4. Another plod error? Why was he arrested if there was nothing to charge him with ??
  5. Ashie,

    He shouldn't have the re-course to damages
    Naive in my thinking, but i don't see many people get locked up on terror charges for no reason.

    Don't think MI5/6 Special Branch etc , just randomly picked him from a cast of thousands.
    We all see the cases that get dropped from trial because 'evidence' is lost or witnesses intimidated.
    LET HIM ROT, until the Americans have him
  6. There are stories at least once week if not more often of people being arrested under terrorist laws.
    That old fella who was frogmarched out of the Labour public meeting was held on exactly that charge.

    If you are going to subject some one to "serious gratuitous prolonged unjustified violence" then you need to be very very sure that you won't get called to account for it.

    If you or I did that to someone then we would be looking at time in prison but the cops just have to pay a fine. Using my money I might add.
  7. Charge the fuckwit 60k for his board while he awaits extradition.
  8. Sorry, but he's not. He has not been convicted of any crime in this country.

    I am not exactly a Guardian reader when it comes to crime and punishment; I am perfectly happy for police officers to behave like the mutant clones of Judge Dredd and Gene Hunt's combined DNA. But if they screw up and batter the wrong bloke - and in this case there is no evidence this guy is anything but innocent(at least in this country) - then compensation is justified. :roll: