The anatomy of a disappearance

In this piece, Karen Jayes of CAGE Africa discusses the case of Khalid Rashid. He was arrested in South Africa and renditioned to Pakistan, the reasons for him being targeted are a mystery, but his case highlights another case of British complicity in this instance with South Africa’s old apartheid structures. Jayes highlights the severe impact torture really has on individuals targeted as part of the War on Terror.

Jul 29, 2015 Karen Jayes Article
The systematic dehumanising of Syria

Zuleikha Adam Dinath writes at length on the oft forgotten abuse, torture and displacement suffered by the Syrian people (women and children in particular) at the hands of the government primarily, before even the rise of groups such as ISIS. With the statistics of those displaced and killed rising daily, have we become desensitised to the suffering through the systematic dehumanisation of an entire nation?

Jul 28, 2015 Zulekha Adam Dinath Article
The Uighur issue: excuses offered by the War on Terror

In this piece, Shabnam Mayet lawyer and member of CAGE Africa, discusses the Uighur issue and the human rights violations they have endured over the past 60 years. The treatment of the Uighur's has worsened over the years to include policies of cultural genocide;, the government uses the rhetoric employed as part of the global "War on terror" in order to justify their oppression by categorising it as the prevention of "terrorism" and "religious extremism".

Jul 27, 2015 Shabnam Mayet Article
PRESS RELEASE: Latest report from Student Rights is a neo-con effort to limit free speech

In this briefing paper we have responded to the latest report published by the Henry Jackson Society’s project Student Rights, entitled “Preventing Prevent? Challenges to Counter-Radicalisation Policy On Campus,&rdquo...

Jul 27, 2015 Editor Article
Lesson in hypocrisy: Cameron’s speech at my son’s school

In this piece written for the Middle East Eye, Outreach Director Moazzam Begg discusses the Prime Minister’s duplicitous approach to tackling extremism following his speech this week in Birmingham, at the very school Begg's son attends. This approach to extremism is one that Begg believes will not wash with ordinary Muslims.

Jul 23, 2015 Moazzam Begg Article
High Court rules in favour of CAGE’s application for a Judicial Review of Charity Commission

(London, UK) In a landmark decision, the High Court today granted permission to proceed with the Judicial Review of the Charity Commission on the grounds that it may have acted outside of its remit in pressuring charities to stop funding and associating with CAGE.

Jul 23, 2015 Editor Press Release
CAGE Africa calls for release of Somali businessman detained without trial or charge

CAGE Africa is supporting an application to the UN for the release of Abdikadir Isse Kassim, who has been imprisoned without charge or trial in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since April this year in a flagrant abuse of due process.

Jul 23, 2015 naila Press Release
Responding to David Cameron’s ‘clash of civilisations’ speech

Following David Cameron's speech this week on his proposed counter-extremism measures, Asim Qureshi writes this piece, critical of the Prime Minister's approach and the language used as divisive and evoke a combative state between communities instead of bridging the divide between communities and the state. Cameron, again fails to address the causes and grievances and instead focuses on conspiracy theories advocated by a minority of people.

Jul 22, 2015 Asim Qureshi Article

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 In this briefing paper we have responded to the latest report published by the Henry Jackson Society’s project Student Rights, entitled “Preventing Prevent? Challenges to Counter-Radicalisation Policy On Campus,”. We reject it as an attempt by a neo-conservative group to limit free speech and thought on campuses. ...

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In this report, released on the 10th anniversary of the July 2005 London bombings (7/7), CAGE presents real life cases of organisations and individuals that have been targeted...

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This is our brochure which highlights some of our work over the past year but also provides a history of our work since we began. You can download the brochure and below are ...