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The re-arrest of Abu Qatada hit the headlines on Friday evening. He was conveniently taken to Belmarsh prison just a day and a half before a government bid to have him deported to Jordan where he faces a possible conviction based on torture evidence. 

 

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After months of dignified silence while their father has been repeatedly publicly vilified in an unprecedented high-level political and media campaign, the children of Mohammed Othman (Abu Qatada) have now written an open letter on Twitter refuting some of the press misinformation about them, and detailing what they describe as escalating oppressive practices of the British government. They reveal too some of the extreme difficulties of their young lives in recent weeks and months, and the fact that threatening messages have become something they have learned to live with.

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The witchunt against Abu Qatada simply reiterates the British Government's relationships with dictatorships - past and present

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The witchunt against Abu Qatada simply reiterates the British Government's relationships with dictatorships - past and present

Published in Featured
Sunday, 03 April 2011 10:11

My Student, the 'Terrorist'

Pale and gaunt, he stood there, having endured three years of pretrial solitary confinement. "Alhamdullilah," he said.
Published in News
Thursday, 08 October 2009 11:45

Hedi Boudhiba

Boudhiba is a refugee from Tunisia.
Published in Spain
Thursday, 08 October 2009 12:07

Rachid Ramda

Like many other Algerians, Rachid Ramda fled the terrors of war and torture in his home country to seek asylum in the UK.

Published in France
Thursday, 08 October 2009 15:40

Mustapha Labsi

Labsi is an Algerian national who was living in London with his then-pregnant Slovakian wife.
Published in UK
Thursday, 08 October 2009 14:22

Rabah Kadre

Rabah Kadre is 38 years old and from Algeria.

Published in UK
Thursday, 08 October 2009 18:26

Detainee U

Detainee U was arrested for terrorism offences in February 2001 and was sent to Belmarsh prison.
 
Two months later, charges against all of the men who were arrested were dropped due to lack of evidence.
Published in UK
Thursday, 08 October 2009 14:06

Detainee G

G is disabled as a result of suffering polio as a child.

Published in UK
Thursday, 08 October 2009 13:47

Detainee B

B is an Algerian who had sought asylum in the UK.
Published in UK
Thursday, 08 October 2009 15:41

Detainee BB

BB is 43 years old Algerian national, a qualified electronic engineer and married to an Algerian woman with three young children.

Published in UK
Thursday, 08 October 2009 13:47

Reda Dendani

Dendani (also known as Detainee Q) is an Algerian national and had been living in the UK since 1998, as an asylum seeker.
Published in UK
Thursday, 08 October 2009 11:42

Mustafa Melki

Mustafa Melki (known as Detainee P) is in his thirties, and from Algeria.

Published in UK
Thursday, 08 October 2009 17:35

Detainee QQ

Detainee QQ is a Libyan refugee who has been living in the UK for the past twelve years.
Published in UK
Thursday, 08 October 2009 17:59

Mahmoud Abu Rideh

Mahmoud Abu Rideh, is a stateless Palestinian who arrived in the UK in 1995 and was granted asylum in 1997 on the basis of being a victim of torture whilst imprisoned in Israel. A married man and father, he was grateful to this country for the rights they afforded him.
Published in UK
Thursday, 08 October 2009 14:33

Detainee E

Detainee E is a Tunisian. He was granted temporary residency in the UK and settled in London in 1992.
Published in UK
Thursday, 08 October 2009 17:40

Adam Brown

Adam Brown went to live in Damascus with his wife in Autumn 2005 and had been studying Arabic at Damascus University.
Published in UK
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 16:38

Cerie Bullivant

To those who would allege that the “War on Terror” is being fought against foreigners, Cerie Bullivant makes an interesting exception a British citizen, Bullivant (now known as Kaleem) converted to Islam in 2004.
Published in UK

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