‘I won’t stop campaigning’ – Talha Ahsan’s brother Hamja speaks out

Family of Syed Talha Ahsansource: Socialist Worker
published: 29 July 2014

The families of Talha Ahsan and Babar Ahmad, British citizens extradited to the US in 2012 and recently sentenced, have never stopped fighting for their release.

Talha’s brother Hamja Ahsan talked to Socialist Worker about Talha’s experience. “Talha is now in an immigration centre,” he said. “We haven’t been told when they will let him fly home.

“All our family feel it’s hard to spend another Eid without him. My parents can’t be happy until he’s here in front of them. I visited Talha before the sentencing. It was so harsh that there were several suicide attempts while he was there. You smell and see blood.

“Talha’s cell was a concrete tomb. He was locked up for 23 hours a day with the only human contact while being strip searched.”

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