A Palestinian man held on remand in Maghaberry Prison has been in severe pain for weeks and now needs crutches as a result of the prison's neglect of his medical needs. A friend has described his treatment as tantamount to "torture."
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Press Releases and public statements by Scotland Against Criminalising Communities
10 November 2020
27 October 2020
SACC and other concerned groups and individuals have written to the Governor of Maghaberry Prison in Northern Ireland, urging him to arrange specialist medical attention for Dr Issam Hijawi Bassalat.
27 September 2020
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
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