Articles from 2006

  • 24 December 2006
    by Reda Dendani
    The ban on publishing the name of detainee Reda Dendani - formerly know as "detainee Q" - has been lifted at his ownrequest. Reda will attend his hearing on 12 January at SIAC (the Special Immigration Appeals Commission) in London.Here's Reda's story, in his own words.
  • 30 November 2006
    by SACC
    Khaled El-Masri was innoncently detained in a secret CIA prison. Now US civil liberties advocates are helping him take the intelligence service to court. His chances of winning the trial are slim -- but his case is stirring up negative publicity for the Bush administration.
  • 30 November 2006
    by SACC
    Haroon Rashid Aswat is 31-years-old, and from Dewsbury, Yorkshire. He is a British citizen of Indian origin. In July 2005, Aswat was arrested in Zambia, after entering the country from Zimbabwe. He was deported to Britain, where he was arrested under an extradition warrant from the USA
  • 29 November 2006
    by Ridwan Sheikh
    Never before has such a small percentage, of an estimated 1.6 million Muslims living in the U.K, seen to be the root cause for the failures in integration. Yet, Muslim women wearing the veil, (niqab), are increasingly blamed for the apparent social dysfunction in society.
  • 21 November 2006
    by Imran Azam
    Imran Azam looks into the issue of Glasgow's Asian gangs and speaks to two individuals who have been at the thick end of violence and a youth worker and community worker who are trying hard to convince a generation of youngsters to reject the idea of joining gangs.
  • 18 October 2006
    by SACC
    British universities are being asked to inform Special Branch of the suspicious behaviour of 'Asian-looking and Muslim' students. But a court in Germany has already ruled that profiling Arab students, in the name of countering terrorism, is incompatible with the German Constitution.
  • 12 October 2006
    by Detainee AS
    A Libyan known only as Detainee "AS", has given an exclusive interview with Islam Channel News.
  • 20 September 2006
    by Chimes of Freedom
    While listening to the News I was in my kitchen, preparing supper. When I saw Abu Izzadeen shouting at Reid my initial feelings were those of excitement that somebody was having a go at the thug who himself was looking dazed and bemused by the sudden attack.
  • 18 August 2006
    by SACC

    You have rights! They are there to protect you and to protect society at large. If police or intelligence officers question you, be careful - especially if they question you about matters connected to terrorism. The law on terrorism is very vague and wide-ranging, and you may find yourself in unexpected difficulties if you talk to police without taking advice from a lawyer.

  • 18 August 2006
    by SACC

    SACC offers the following briefing on legal issues facing people who might be approached by police or the intelligence services in connection with terrorism investigations. Anyone, however respectable, may find themselves approached for information in this way, or even arrested. We hope that our briefing will help people to make informed choices in these situations. Our guidance reflects the position as currently understood by lay members of SACC and should not be relied upon for legal purposes. It is essential that anyone concerned over these issues should consult an experienced lawyer.

  • 16 August 2006
    by John Pilger
    John Pilger writes about the the alleged plot to blow up airliners flying from London and says that "unimaginable mass murder" has already taken place - in Iraq - and that the real threat the British face is in Downing Street.
  • 14 August 2006
    by Ridwan Sheikh
    If democracy has its price, then the Palestinian people are surely paying heavily for it. The U.S/U.K governments continued defiance in rejecting Hamas, as the democratic representatives of its people, (a sentiment, surely, the purported bastions of freedom and democracy should be proud of!), has only deepened the economic crisis in the occupied region. The latest casualties are charitable organisations. Not to disappoint anyone the British charitable organisation, Interpal, is on familiar ground as the latest fall guys.
  • 07 July 2006
    by Sohaib Saeed
    A YEAR ago, Thursday morning: something on the news about a power surge in the London Tube; I get some breakfast, and it looks to have been a series of bombings; by lunchtime, it was the al-Qaida network and the Muslim threat within.
  • 28 June 2006
    by SACC
    Lord Carlile - the "independent" reviewer of terrorism legislation - is conducting a review of the current definition of terrorism.
  • 29 March 2006
    by Ann Alexander
    Message from Ann Alexander to the meeting organised by CAMPACC in the House of Lords on 29 March 2006
  • 17 March 2006
    by SACC
    Letter from the mother of Omar Deghayes (Guantanamo Detainee)