Asim Qureshi

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After years of suffering during their kidnap, rendition and detention in Guantanamo Bay and other prisons around the world, the former Guantanamo detainees released to the UK are finally being paid compensation for the UK’s role in their incarceration.

With each rendition flight, Ghul was subjected to the standard CIA practice of sensory deprivation which included having goggles placed on top of cotton wool on his eyes, a hood over his head and earphones while having his arms and legs chained together.

The revelations by George W Bush that he directly sanctioned the waterboarding of three suspected terrorists, raises serious questions as to the obligation by UK government to prosecute him under the Convention against Torture.

Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:07

Anwar al-Awlaki: a missed opportunity

The current US administration should reflect on the opportunity that it missed in Anwar al-Awlaki to understand the needs of the Muslim community and engage with it in order to reach a wider audience.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010 10:05

Students need more ‘War on Terror’ weeks

In order for us to stop our students from becoming alienated from political engagement, I contend that we need more events like the ‘War on Terror’ week

I really don’t want to have to resort to killing, kidnap and torture to prove how American I can be.
Monday, 27 September 2010 10:32

The children of a control order detainee

These beautiful children run and play, and for the hour that Z has remaining of his allowance that day, they are given the freedom to run beyond the constrictions of their home.

Friday, 24 September 2010 11:40

Heart for the fight - round 2

As I think of the sentence of our sister Aafia Siddiqui and indeed all the other prisoners, so many of them are people who lived their lives for the sake of Allah alone and were amongst the best of us, and thus do the promises of Allah come true.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010 18:43

Cowardly police leave by the back door

The crimes that have been committed against Babar and his family are too innumerable to mention here, but seeing his father’s response to what has taken place against them is something that should be learnt from by all

EXCLUSIVE - Cageprisoners interview with Haider whose brother-in-law Mohammed Asghar and his friends became the victims of an unlawful US drone attack.

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