The Shy Radical: Hamja Ahsan – The Brother of Talha Ahsan

Talha Ahsan was a co-defendant of Babar Ahmad and the victim of British, neoconservative, governmental tyranny. He was extradited to the US on 5th October 2012 after over 6 years of detention without charge or trial and he since been in solitary confinement in a US Supermax prison. In December 2013 he entered into a plea-bargain.

Theresa May, the extremist, authorised an extradition request by the US (she did not authorise Garry Mckinnon’s extradition request by the US who was also suffering from Asperger’s syndrome). Despite several appeals, the extradition went through. The conditions Talha Ahsan is in, who suffers from Aspergers’ syndrome, has been condemned by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture.

In a climate where the neocon elements, right-wing fascists and selective liberals in the West are constantly lecturing about Islam and the “evil” of its proper implementation, the legal gymnastics with human rights law and principles of democracy by the powers that be smacks of extreme hypocrisy: shove it down the throats of others whilst enjoying elitism to conduct themselves unethically on the pretext of the catch-all “extremism” and “terrorism” pretext.

Talha’s brother, Hamja Ahsan is relentlessly fighting this hypocrisy and is campaigning to seek justice for his brother. The “Shy Radical”, talks about himself and the campaign in his above video. Please do watch and share.

It is a collective obligation upon all the Muslims to free a captive.  This is not Hamja’s campaign. This is our campaign.

For details about we can support Talha Ahsan and his family, please visit this page:

How can I help?

– Write a letter of support: Syed Talha Ahsan, 393183, Northern Correctional Institution, 287 Bilton Road, POB 665, Somers, CT 06071, USA. Or email us with “WRITE2TALHA” in the Subject Heading to stay in touch. IMPORTANT: Please see Guidelines on Writing to Talha for further information.
– Support us by promoting our events and distributing information.
– Follow recent developments on the case on Facebook and Twitter @freetalha .
– Twitter Hashtag : #BringTalhaHome #MyNameisAhsan #freetalha


A donations page is online here :

This will cover fund family visits to Talha in solitary confinement as well sustain the campaign.

Alternative, contact us if you would like to make a contribution to the campaign via cheque or another method.

To order free campaign materials, show solidarity the family and for further information contact: Free Talha Ahsan Campaign PO Box 64590 London SW17 IDG

(Talha Ahsan’s only brother Hamja Ahsan who directs the Free Talha Ahsan campaign is open for interview requests : having appeared in a wide-range of TV, radio and print media from BBC, CNN and Al-Jazeera. Email him at : to request an interview. Twitter : @hamjaahsan )


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