As a doctor, I refuse to spy on my patients

When I read about the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill last year, I became concerned that this would be a bill that will compel other professionals in similar institutions to inform security services if they deem from their assessment that individuals are “radicalised”, “radicalising” others or “at risk of being radicalised”. Now that it has become an Act, it seems my fears were justified.

Feb 12, 2016 Editor Article
EXCLUSIVE: CAGE leaks comprehensive PREVENT counter-terrorism training material in the interest of transparency

London – The PREVENT Strategy has permeated all aspects of public life in the UK. It is important that the training provided to public sector workers to implement the strategy is scrutinised for its empiricism. To this end, CAGE has released the most comprehensive leak of PREVENT training material so far.

Feb 10, 2016 Editor Press Release
CAGE welcomes VICE News investigation into World Check

London - CAGE welcomes the recent Vice News investigation into World-Check. The Thompson Reuters database used by banks to verify individuals and organisations is operating far from public scrutiny and accountability, and is targeting individuals based on a broad and untested definition of ‘terrorism’.

Feb 04, 2016 Editor Press Release
Mahdi Hashi sentenced to 9 years: Restrained sentence issued in a case involving cruelty, torture and extraordinary rendition

London – The case of Mahdi Hashi reveals how citizenship deprivation back in 2011, opens the door for a succession of human rights abuses to take place, including: extrajudicial killing; extraordinary rendition; arbitrary detention; and torture.

Jan 29, 2016 Editor Press Release
Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr and Camp Gitmo

On Friday 22 January 2016, a panel joined a packed audience at the Frontline Club for a lively discussion following the London premiere screening of Michelle Shephard‘s Guantanamo’s Child. With unprecedented access to former fellow prisoners, family members and government officials, the documentary explores the political and ethical implications of the harrowing case of Omar Khadr.

Jan 28, 2016 Ayman al-Juzi Article
Why is CAGE being targeted by the British political establishment?

In an unprecedented attack on a small organisation of only 6 full-time staff, eight newspapers ran 28 headlines in the space of four days, all of them attacking CAGE for our successful opposition to the government’s failed counter-terrorism programme, PREVENT. Several politicians and conservative leaders joined the fray.

Jan 27, 2016 Editor Article
CAGE Welcomes Tarek al Sawah and Abdul Aziz Ali al-Suedi release from Guantanamo Bay

Tarek al-Sawah who has ben sent to Bosnia, is a dual Egyptian/Bosnian citizen, while Abdul Aziz Ali al-Suedi from Yemen has been sent to Montenegro. Both men will begin lives free of the cages and shackles of Guantanamo after more than 14 years imprisoned without trial by the world's leading proponent of human rights and, ironically, freedom.

Jan 22, 2016 Editor Press Release
CAGE challenges Nicky Morgan's hysterical claims

It is convenient that the one organisation that has been working to hold the state to account for its abuses in the War on Terror is being specifically targeted. We continue to call for more openness and transparency and the political establishment calls for more secrecy and bans.

Jan 19, 2016 Editor Press Release

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