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Urgent appeal for Abu Taubah

Abu Taubah was a Marine in the US army, after embracing Islam he spent several years studying Islam until he was able to teach it himself. He was convicted of possessing a firearm and conspiracy to commit a fraudulent tax return. He is due to be sentenced on 30 April 2015 for these offences, the Judge is allowed to link him to terrorism in order to increase the sentence (even though there is no link to terrorism in this case).

Apr 20, 2015 Editor Article
Arrest of teenage girl shows UK government will criminalise potential behaviour

(London, UK) The arrest of Shilan Ozcelik, 18, for allegedly wanting to join the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) shows that the British government is using anti-terror legislation to criminalise young people and marginalise communities.

Apr 02, 2015 Editor Press Release
CAGE launches nationwide tour on CTS Act to educate community on their rights

SURVIVING THE CTS ACT 2015: What the CTS ACT means for you and your community

Mar 30, 2015 Editor Article
The prisoner and Qur'an: adding beauty to the darkness

This piece was written by Tarek Mehanna, currently detained in Marion CMU after being convicted of conspiracy and giving material support to terrorism. The American Civil Liberties Union has said that the verdict against him "undermines" free speech. Here, he discusses the beauty Allah has placed in the world around us as signs for those who reflect, and the beauty placed in the Qur'an and its recitation, as a way of illuminating and adding beauty to the darkness of prison.

Mar 25, 2015 Tarek Mehanna Article
What About Diego? What the Torture Report Missed

Alyssa Röhricht is an MA candidate who has been working with the Chagos Refugee Group in order to research and raise awareness about the ongoing plight of the Chagossian people. These people are the indigenous people who were exiled from their land, the Chagos Archipelago, in order to make room for the US military base there. In this piece she examines how the acts of torture, go far beyond just those perpetrated as part of the WoT but also against the Chaogassians too in their displacement.

Mar 24, 2015 Alyssa Röhricht Article
#IAmCAGE

On Friday 13 March at 8pm, CAGE supporters organised a twitter storm in order to show solidarity with our organisation with the hashtag #IAmCAGE.

Mar 19, 2015 Editor Article
Messages of support amid irrational vilification

Following the reports last week by the Washington Post declaring the identity of "Jihadi John" as Londoner Mohammed Emwazi, CAGE issued statements regarding his case. In the interactions he had with CAGE it details the harassment he endured at the hands of security services. CAGE called for accountability for their actions, stating they cannot continue to operate without impunity. Despite the vilification leveled at CAGE, messages of support were received...

Mar 19, 2015 Editor Article
Why CAGE is calling for accountability

CAGE has recently, and again, called for accountability of the security services, the call arose out of the case of Mohammed Emwazi who was harassed by the security services. As a result of this, CAGE came under attack from media and Parliamentarians.

Mar 18, 2015 Editor Article

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Challenging the Counter-Terrorism and ...

EXECUTIVE SUMMARYBackgroundThe proposed draft Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill proposed by the Home Secretary Theresa May carries with it severe implications for communities in the UK. In particular, this response focuses on Part 5 of the draft legislation, dealing with proposed statutory powers that obligate the prevention of terrorism by ...

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Criminalising Non-Violent Organisations: CAGE ...

CAGE contributes to the UK Government’s review of the Muslim Brotherhood by highlighting a number of key concerns.

Detention in the name of the War on Terror

 Download the report Guantanamo Bay, Bagram Airbase, Abu Ghraib and an innumerable number of unhallowed locations now serve as the very evil which the international ...