Dr David Nicholl is a consultant Neurologist based in Hagley. He has campaigned tirelessley for the release of all Britons in Guantanamo, and shows no signs of stopping until the last one, Shaker Aamer, is released.
Starting from 16 July 2013 an Irish Muslim prisoner is bringing proceedings against the authorities for alleged Guantanamo-like conditions of detention and abuse. CagePrisoners publishes extracts of his testimony.
- Muslim prisoners
- Quran desecration
- Prophet Muhammad
- Ali Charaf Damache
- religious discrimination
- Cork Prison
- Republic of Ireland
- Sanabil Fraternité Musulmane
- European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhumane and Degrading Treatment or Punishment
- Worldwide Terrorism Policies
The story of Shawki Omar Ahmad, detained without charge and tortured at the hands of American forces for seven years, is a symbol of Iraq’s judicial system in the wake of the US invasion and occupation. The Swiss human rights group Al Karama has now sent a second urgent appeal to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez, on Ahmad’s case. His wife demonstrates every week outside the US embassy in London in attempt to draw attention to her husband’s fate.
On 14 April 2013, CagePrisoners had the pleasure to speak in Brussels at a conference organised by the Collectif Réflexions Musulmanes (CRM). The enthusiasm was palpable at the venue since it was perhaps the first gathering of this kind in Belgium.
- Black sites
- Guantanamo Bay
- Due process
- War on Terror
- Extraordinary rendition
- Nizar Trabelsi
- Collectif Réflexions Musulmanes
- Moussa Zemmouri
- drone attacks
- torture complicity in Europe
- Bassam Ayachi
- Al Mu’tasim
- Hamza Dassy
- al buruj
- Worldwide Terrorism Policies
“There is no celebration marking the 10th anniversary of Saddam Hussein’s statue destruction, rather [there are] popular protests” Wadah Khanfar, President of Al Sharq Forum and former Director General for Al Jazeera
Muslims sometimes get paranoid (often rightly so), thinking they are being observed by security agencies or placed under some sort of lists due to a loose definition of extremism. Actually, there is an easy way to know if you have indeed been profiled by the police.
In 2009, The Guardian published a very simple step-by-step process (reproduced below) allowing you to find out if you are on the main secret database of political activists.
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.
Centuries before Guantanamo, Muslims were abducted, sold and transported to the Americas to become slaves there. Back then already, such practices were facilitated by local and corrupt rulers.
However, some men of wisdom rose up against this injustice and left us words which our governments should ponder over.
Nasir al-Din was a 17th century West African scholar who denounced and fought against the animist kings of his time because they sold their subjects to European slave traders under frivolous pretexts. He stated:
“God does not allow kings to raid, kill, or enslave their people; he has them, on the contrary, to guard them from their enemies. The peoples are not made for the kings but the kings are made for the peoples”.
Sign the petition to return Shaker Aamer from Guantanamo to the UK
Sign the petition to return Nabil Hadjarab from Guantanamo to France
In a 35 minutes phone call he was permitted to give to his lawyer, Mahdi Hashi was able to give a glimpse of the mistreatment he suffered during his disappearance in East Africa. These revelations prove that Barack Obama, despite his words, is indeed a proud inheritor of the legacy of rendition and torture left by his predecessors.
More Syria-related police raids but no evidence of threat to UK
The prevent strategy: a cradle to grave police-state
Julian Assange: 'it's not just the Muslims'
CAGE releases new report on government counter-terorrism excesses
CAGE letter published in Evening Standard newspaper
Citizenship: a right or a privilege?
One after the other: Niqab, segregation and now the cartoon controversy