Talha Ahsan is a British-born poet and writer with Asperger syndrome who faced extradition to America. Authorities in the US suspected Talha of running an extremist website and funding the Taliban. The former College pupil took his case to the European Court of Human Rights.
Talha was arrested at home on 19th July 2006 pursuant to a warrant under the controversial Extradition Act 2003 whereby no prima facie evidence is required to support a request.
He was accused of terrorism-related offences between 1997-2004 based on a series of websites one of whose servers happened to be in American amongst several other countries. He denied all charges.