Part of the mantra from the human rights and civil liberties world has been the call for the UK government to rethink their counter-terrorism policy in relation to foreign policy. During his tenure, Tony Blair consistently refused to accept the link between foreign policy and the alienation of Muslims in the UK and indeed abroad.
With the inevitable first TPIM detainee absconding, the debate has been sparked again around what to do with ‘suspected terrorists’. There are a few things I can say about the way in which this whole matter has been covered by the press. In particular there has been a big fuss about why “ dangerous terrorists” are allowed to roam free on watered down Control Orders.
The highly contraversial and now defunct control order regime has been replaced by Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (TPims). But what are the effects of these measures on the individual and, what's the difference? Former control order detainee Kaleem Bullivant and veteran human rights camapginer Bruce Kent join Moazzam in the stuido to discuss.
This week: the case of Abu Qatada, the Jordanian national accused of being one of the UK's most dangerous extremist preachers. With journalist Victoria Brittain
Moazzam Begg on the death of Gadhafi, and meetings with former prisoners during his recent trip to the Libyan capital.
انتقدت منظمة العفو الدولية خطط الحكومة البريطانية لإدخال تشريع جديد لمكافحة الإرهاب، وحذّرت من أنه سيقوّض على نحو خطير حقوق الإنسان في المملكة المتحدة
أعلنت الحكومة البريطانية عزمها على وضع قانون طوارئ لنقل المشتبه في صلتهم بـ"الإرهاب" إلى مكان جديد، وذلك بعد أشهر من وعود بإبطال إجراء مشابه يُعرف باسم "أوامر التحكم
كشفت صحيفة 'إيفننغ ستاندارد' الجمعة أن مشتبهين 'إرهابيين' مُنعوا من العودة إلى منازلهم في لندن لأسباب أمنية، يمكن أن يعودوا قبل أشهر من انطلاق الألعاب الأولمبية العام المقبل للتخطيط لهجمات على غرار هجمات مدينة مومباي الهندية
This week’s column has been what’s commonly referred to as a ‘slow burner’ but, I hope, for good reason. A few weeks ago, Professor Anthony Glees, a terrorism expert based at Buckingham University, myself and the Guardian’s Afua Hirsch took part in a debate on control orders on Channel 4′s flagship ‘10 O’clock live’ show, and although I felt it necessary to counter the “arguments” that were made by Pr Glees, I didn’t want to rush into a precipitated, hasty re-joinder.
Fahad Ansari examines the dubious relationship between Libya and Great Britain during the 'war on terror years' and the subsequent criminalisation of anti-Gadaffi dissidents in the UK.
Since the beginning of the revolutions in the Arab world the most disconcerting day of the week for rulers has been Friday - yaum al-Jum'ah, the Day of Gathering.
And yet for another year families will have to live with “this thoroughly offensive practice” for another year fathers will be torn from children and for another year wives will live without their husbands.
The inadequate replacement for control orders, the abiding problems with secret evidence, and the abandonment of those facing deportation.
The Government’s response to the control order regime, announced today, has utterly failed in seeking to balance due process for detainees against existent security concerns.
Bruce Kent's letter on the case Mustapha Taleb - a man who was first falsely accused and unanimously acquitted of terrorism charges but has lived under virtual house arrest since
While secret evidence and Special Advocate procedures vary, they tend to have the same basic underlying features.
Andy Worthington dissects the misconceptions in the opinions of Lord Carlile, responsible for reviewing terrorist legislation in the UK.
Andy Worthington provides hopeful news - but also a reminder of how "terror suspects" facing deportation remain abandoned by the law.
Andy Worthington analyses the resistance to plans to maintain control orders, and asks David Cameron to do the right thing.
I went through this system, I breached this system, I lived it and I can tell Robin Simcox that it is, was, and will continue to be ineffective, couter-productive and disruptive to 'cohesion'.
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