We now have confirmation that the Commons will be voting on crucial amendments to the UK-US Extradition Treaty 2003 on TUESDAY 24TH OCTOBER 2006.
If the vote is won, this will directly affect cases of several British Citizens facing extradition to the U.S. (including that of Babar Ahmad).
Please follow the steps below and urgently contact your MP to make sure they clear their diaries to attend the vote. MP’s from all parties need to be contacted, ESPECIALLY Labour MP’s.
This will take less than 10 minutes of your time.
STEP 1: Go to www.writetothem.com and paste the paragraph below in the box. You must include your name and postal address:
I am writing to you as your constituent to urge you to vote to support both amendments to the UK-US Extradition Act 2003 (prima facie evidence and forum) when the Police and Justice Bill returns to the Commons on 24th October 2006. I would urge you to please make yourself available to vote on that day to back both amendments and to encourage your fellow MP’s to do the same. I hope that you will vote to give British citizens the same rights as the U.S Government gives to its citzens.
STEP 2: Follow up the email with a phonecall.
Ring 020 7219 6967 (House of Commons Switchboard) and ask for your MP’s office.
Give them your name and address.
Tell the staff you have sent an email and would like your MP to back both amendments to the Extradition Act 2003 and would like them to cancel any prior engagements to make themselves available to vote on Tuesday 24th October 2006.
Please pass this email on to all your contacts TODAY and circulate on mailing lists and forums so as many MP’s as possible contacted.
Thank you for your time and efforts
Free Babar Ahmad Campaign