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Press Releases from 2020

Press Releases and public statements by Scotland Against Criminalising Communities

  • 04 September 2020

    SACC is dismayed at the prosecution of Palestinian doctor Issam Hijjawi Basalat under a controversial provision of the UK’s anti-terrorism legislation.

  • 27 June 2020

    SACC gives a cautious welcome to the forthcoming public inquiry into the death of Sheku Bayoh. But we believe that the inquiry’s remit is only just wide enough for the task it must confront. If the inquiry is to succeed it will need to exercise its remit with boldness and determination.

  • 08 April 2020

    The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act contains measures that cause us serious concern. We are also remain gravely concerned over Scottish Government proposals, not included in the Act but potentially still in the pipeline, to abolish jury trials. SACC is calling for 5 steps to be taken to set the situation right.

  • 02 April 2020

    The Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill contains measures that will alleviate the pressure on hundreds of thousands of ordinary people. It also contains measures intended only to relieve the pressure on government and governmental machinery

  • 03 March 2020

    As organisations opposed to all forms of racism, we regret that we are unable to support the march organised in Glasgow by Stand Up to Racism to mark the UN's International Day Against Racial Discrimination