We Stand With Shaker

Moazzam Begg, once a detainee of Guantanamo Bay and more recently subject to wrongful imprisonment yet again (in the UK), is someone who knows Shaker well and knows only too well what he is going through. Moazzam writes in support of the Stand With Shaker campaign in the hope that the truth will surface - as it did for him - and justice for Shaker will come soon.

Nov 26, 2014 Moazzam Begg Article
5 Facts about anti-terrorism arrests in Britain

The government and police often use the "threat of terrorism" to induce fear - which leads to the justification of more draconian measures which further curtails civil liberties. In this piece, CAGE sheds light on the arrest statistics in relation to terrorism and the truth behind these statistics.

Nov 25, 2014 Editor Article
Jeremiah Adebolajo comments on Woolwich - ISC report

Jeremiah Adebolajo, brother of Michael Adebolajo spoke to CAGE about the parliamentary report on the 2013 Woolwich attack.

Nov 25, 2014 Jeremiah Adebolajo Article
ISC Woolwich report: the audacity to seek more power

(London, UK) The findings of the Intelligence and Security Committee Report into the killing of Lee Rigby will give more power to security agencies, while ignoring the core issue behind the tragedy: how did they fail to prevent an attack by someone under their watch?

Nov 25, 2014 Editor Press Release
Rahman’s arrest shines light on UK complicity in Bangladesh reign of terror

Policies supportive of the global War on Terror have ensured that Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League (AL) is able to detain without trial, commit to death without appeal, and round up thousands under the broadly defined banner of “counter terrorism”. Samiun Rahman is the latest pawn in an end game to establish US-UK hegemony in the region, with the added benefit to the AL of delegitimising legitimate political opposition. Karen Jayes reports.

Nov 24, 2014 Karen Jayes Article
Sweden does not need new terror laws

Fahad Ansari, Human Rights lawyer and Caseworker for CAGE writes this piece - first published in Sweden's second largest evening newspaper - on CAGE's views on Swedish counter terror policy. With a renowned record for dealing with crime, Fahad questions their intentions to move towards policies similar to those adopted in the UK, which have not only failed in their application but also fundamentally erode civil liberties.

Nov 22, 2014 Fahad Ansari Article
CAGE contacts Syria returnees in Turkey and urges British amnesty

(London, UK) CAGE has contacted at least ten British fighters trapped in Turkey because of a fear of returning home. We urge the government to adjust its anti-terrorism legislation to allow them and others the right to return.

Nov 21, 2014 Editor Press Release
A Prisoner’s Best Friend

Abou Elkassim Britel was kidnapped in Pakistan in 2002. What followed was eight years of imprisonment and torture in Pakistan and Morocco. Struggling to recover, Britel, with the support of his wife Anna and a legal team from the University of North Carolina, is demanding an apology from the US government. CAGE asked him to write about his time in prison, and this is what he told us.

Nov 19, 2014 Abou Elkassim Britel Article

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