(London) CAGE is concerned by the disproportionate response of UK police following the alleged death of Abdul Waheed Majid in Syria. Despite the lack of verification and the fact that a family and community are mourning the loss, the response of the local police has been to swamp the locality and carry out dawn raids on various families.  A further three raids this morning indicates that the police are attempting to use the incident as an opportunity to intimidate a besieged community, hunt for suspects when there has been no crime and tarnish the reputation of local activists.

Published in Press Releases
Monday, 27 January 2014 18:03

Syria: Britain’s new War on Terror

Terrorism, an industry like any other, is being milked again and Syria is the latest business plan.

Published in Featured
Thursday, 02 January 2014 16:22

CagePrisoners most viewed articles of 2013

A review of CagePrisoners' top ten most read articles of last year

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A look at the medical profession in light of the death of British Muslim Dr. Abbas Khan in Syria

Published in Featured

Moazzam Begg reveals exclusively why the British government has been conitually harassing him since his return from Guantanamo, and took his passport for the second time in eight years

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Asim Qureshi, a friend of British doctor Abbas Khan who was found killed while in detention in Syria, writes about the recent history of so-called Muslim 'suicides'.

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Lively discussion and debate on the issues surrounding the Arab spring and how it is regarded today at University of Westminister

Published in Events
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 11:07

Cage Alert: Syrians & Somalis in Britain

Have you been affected by Schedule 7, experienced cash confiscation or harassed?

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Yvonne Ridley discusses the grossly inadequate international responses to the conflict in Syria

Published in Featured

With fears in Europe about potential terrorist threats coming from Europeans fighting in Syria, CagePrisoners talks to people on the ground who offer a different narrative.

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“One person’s freedom fighter is another person’s terrorist.”

And the CIA’s working hard to differentiate between the two.

According to the LA Times, “The CIA has stepped up secret contingency planning to protect the United States and its allies as the turmoil expands in Syria, including collecting intelligence on Islamic extremists for the first time for possible lethal drone strikes, according to current and former U.S. officials.”

The journalist adds, “President Obama has not authorized drone missile strikes in Syria, however, and none are under consideration”, and indeed the CIA does assemble “targeting  packages” (assembled bits of intelligence, like intercepted phone conversations, video footage, public records, etc) for nonlethal purposes.

But, given that the al-Nusra Front in Syria has already been listed by the US as a foreign terror organization, the prospect of future drone strikes against rebel forces (supposedly) linked to al Qaeda doesn’t seem entirely implausible.

As the revolutions across the Arab world continue to unfold, will the US assert its global jurisdiction in the War on Terror in new ways – or against new kinds of enemies?  Will the line between a terrorist and a freedom fighter grow even finer?




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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.

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Moazzam Begg reflects on his recent investigation trip to Syria to uncover the extent of British and American co-operation in rendition and torture with the Assad regime.

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Moazzam Begg speaks at the launch of Justice Morocco's Casablanca Prisoners 9 Years on event and descrbes how the present Government there has played a key role as a reciepient of British and American torture outsourcing and, has actively handed over prisoners to the Assad regime.

Published in Featured
Tuesday, 14 February 2012 11:15

Fara’ Falastin – Syria’s proxy-US prison

Behind the open hostility and rhetoric that the US and Syria display to one another, there lies an entirely different face.

Published in Featured

طالبت منظمة (هيومان رايتس ووتش) المعنية بحقوق الإنسان اليوم الأربعاء الأمم المتحدة بإجراء تحقيق حول دور النظام السوري في مقتل الشابة زينب الحسني في محافظة حمص

Published in الأخبار

مرسال ألماظ مواطن تركي، سافر إلى سورية لإنجاز بعض أعماله، وانقطعت أخباره لشهرين عن عائلته التي اعتقدت أنه لقي حتفه، إلا أنه كان معتقلا داخل سجون النظام السوري، ويقول إنه كان يتمنى في بعض الايام «لو ان الموت زاره بالفعل

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قالت جماعة حقوقية الجمعة إن شابة سورية عثرت أسرتها على جثتها الممثل بها في مشرحة بالصدفة حين كانت هناك للتعرف على جثة أخيها ربما تكون اول أنثى تموت أثناء الاحتجاز خلال الاضطرابات الأخيرة

Published in الأخبار

قام مندوبون من اللجنة الدولية للصليب الأحمر، أمس، بزيارة سجن دمشق المركزي للمرة الأولى منذ اندلاع حركة الاحتجاجات ضد النظام السوري في منتصف مارس (آذار)، بحسب بيان صادر عن اللجنة. جاء ذلك بينما التقى الرئيس السوري بشار الأسد رئيس منظمة الصليب الأحمر الذي اختتم أمس زيارته إلى دمشق التي استغرقت يومين

Published in الأخبار

قالت منظمة العفو الدولية إن الوفيات في السجون السورية واثناء الاحتجاز في اقسام الشرطة قفزت في الاشهر القليلة الماضية مع محاولة حكومة الرئيس بشار الاسد سحق الاحتجاجات ضد حكمه

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