SACC is becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of Dr Issam Hijjawi Bassalat, an Edinburgh man who has been on hunger strike in Maghaberry Prison, Northern Ireland since 16 September
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Press Releases and public statements by Scotland Against Criminalising Communities
27 September 2020
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