BBC wins right to broadcast prisoner interview

The High Court has ruled that Justice Secretary Ken Clarke was wrong to stop the BBC filming a terrorism suspect held for seven years without trial.

The court said there was public interest in interviewing Babar Ahmad, due to the case’s exceptional nature.

The Justice Secretary had argued an interview was not necessary to inform the public about Mr Ahmad’s story.

The British Muslim denies terror-related charges and is fighting extradition to the US.

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