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Extradition is a film that explores the injustices of the Extradition
Act 2003 through the suffering of two individuals and their families.
The act stipulates that any British Citizen can be extradited to the
US without their government even providing prima facie evidence. Babar
Ahmad and Talha Ahsan have been detained for eight and six years
respectively, both without trial. In all this time they have had no
charges levelled against them, seen none of the evidence or even been
questioned by British or American police. Yet they remain imprisoned.
The documentary showcases the hypocrisy and one-sidedness of the Act
but also shows the human suffering of the two men and their families.
The film, directed by Turab Shah, features interviews with Gareth
Peirce, Talha’s Brother Hamja Ahsan, playwright Avaes Mohammad, the
fathers of Babar and Talha, framed by Talha’s prison poetry.