London Police Officers Charged with Assaulting Individual While Carrying Out U.S. Extradition Request

Four police officers have appeared in a London court charged with attacking a terrorist suspect they were arresting on a U.S. extradition warrant.

Constables Nigel Cowley, Roderick James-Bowen, Mark Jones and John Donohue are accused of assaulting Babar Ahmad in December 2003.

The 36-year-old computer specialist is accused by the United States of running websites used to raise money for terrorists.

The accused spoke only to confirm their names during a hearing Wednesday at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

Their lawyer said they plan to plead not guilty. Their trial is due to begin October 29, 2010.

Ahmad remains in prison awaiting the outcome of a European court hearing on his extradition. Last year police paid him $95,000 in damages.

Douglas McNabb and other members of the firm practice and write extensively on matters involving Federal Criminal Defense, Interpol Litigation, International Extradition and OFAC Litigation.

The author of this blog is Douglas McNabb. Please feel free to contact him directly at mcnabb@mcnabbassociates.com or at one of the offices listed above.

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