Articles from 2012

  • 14 November 2012
    by Richard Haley
    Abu Qatada
    The "Abu Qatada test" has replaced John Major's infamous "cricket test" as a measure of Britishness. We are all required to demonstrate our sense of belonging by joining in the irrational and racist vilification of Abu Qatada.
  • 13 November 2012
    by Richard Haley
    An article in the Sunday Herald on drones reproduces casualty figures from the British Government that are implausible, unverifiable and hugely controversial
  • 12 November 2012
    by Victoria Brittain
    Mr Justice Mitting’s decision today refusing the deportation to Jordan of Omar Othman, popularly known as Abu Qatada, is a significant victory for the British legal system over government pressure.
  • 22 October 2012
    by SACC
    The Committee of Justice for Megrahi writes to Kenny MacAskill alleging criminal wrongdoing in the investigation and prosecution of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and Lamin Fhimah for the murder of 270 people in the downing of Pan Am 103 on 21 December 1988.
  • 11 October 2012
    by Richard Haley
    Most people in Britain haven't yet woken up to the bleak awfulness of the extradition of Babar Ahmad, Talha Ahsan, Abu Hamza, Adel Abdul Bary and Khaled al-Fawwaz to the US on "terrorism" charges.
  • 26 September 2012
    by Richard Haley
    The British media have spent the last 24 hours or so celebrating Britain's victory at the European Court of Human Rights. Some victory.
  • 20 September 2012
    by Richard Haley
    Barbara Dowling is facing trial on 25 September for allegedly refusing to aid and abet torture by cooperating with Scotland's census. Why have no contractors implicated in torture faced prosecution?
  • 16 September 2012
    by SACC
    Letter to Sir Nicholas Bratza, President of the European Court of Human Right, in support of Babar Ahmad's request for his case to be referred to the court's Grand Chamber.
  • 29 June 2012
    by Aamer Anwar
    ..". if anybody had said in December 2010 that a year-and-a-half later I would be writing a column for the Sun on Sunday, I would also have thought them insane as well. It's funny how the dark forces work."
  • 17 June 2012
    by SACC
    Talha Ahsan & Babar Ahmad are at the centre of one of the most controversial terrorism cases in British history
  • 28 April 2012
    by Ashfaq Ahmad, Julia O'Dwyer and others
    Open letter to the Prime Minister, published as an advertisement in the New Statesman
  • 17 April 2012
    by Fahad Ansari
    Lord Carlile has made a number of comments about Babar Ahmad which seem legally questionable and contradictory to opinions he has publicly stated in the past.
  • 17 April 2012
    by Imran Azam
    A former opposition Bahraini MP has urged the politicians and the Scottish public not to forget the violence in his homeland.
  • 17 April 2012
    by Richard Haley
    Babar Ahmad, Gary McKinnon, Abu Hamza and other British citizens wanted by the US would be a lot better off if they were French France doesn't extradite its citizens to the US.
  • 13 April 2012
    by SACC
    The Guardian welcomed the decision of the European Court of Human Rights to extradite Babar Ahmad and others to the probability of years of solitary confinement in the US. Here's how readers responded.
  • 12 April 2012
    by Richard Haley
    A setback for efforts to end supermax-style isolation; a missed opportunity to build case law from the international recognition that solitary confinement is wrong
  • 09 April 2012
    by Richard Haley
    The European Court of Human Rights will on Tuesday 10 April decide whether six men detained in British jails can be extradited to the US to face terrorism charges. The cruelty of US prison regimes isn't the only worrying aspect of these cases.
  • 08 April 2012
    by Gareth Peirce
    Transcript of Gareth Peirce's message to the people gathered in Edinburgh in February 2011 for the launch of Talha Ahsan's poetry collection, "This be the Answer"
  • 06 April 2012
    by Talha Ahsan
    Mind the Gap, a poem by Talha Ahsan
  • 06 April 2012
    by Aamer Anwar
    Ahsan is not asking for much, just justice and the right to be treated as we would want our own brothers and sisters treated.