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This edition of “What's new” features a series of alerts highlighting the human rights situation in Bahrian, Libya, UK and USA, as well as the event alert for the photo exhibition - 'Uighurs: China's forgotten Muslims'.



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Islamic Human Rights Commission
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23 March 2009

What's new at ihrc.org.uk?

This edition of “What's new” features a series of alerts highlighting the human rights situation in Bahrian, Libya, UK and USA. The event alert of the photo exhibition entitled: 'Uighurs: China's forgotten Muslims' is the leading alert in this month's edition.

Babar Ahmad's decision to sue the Metropolitan Police for the brutal assault he sustained during his arrest in December 2003, leads the Press Release section. The Metropolitan Police agreed to a payment of 60,000 pounds to Babar Ahmad following a brief court hearing that he was subjected to "serious gratuitous prolonged unjustified violence" and "religious abuse" after his arrest. You can find covering articles in the Article's section.

IHRC presents its report entitled “For Liberty”. The report discusses the dire impact of the French Ban on the Islamic Headscarf and other Religious Symbols in Schools. This and more is featured in the Reports section.

Alerts
Press Releases
Events
Reports
Articles


Alerts

Event Alert: UK/China – Only three days left for 'Uighurs: China 's forgotten Muslims' – An exhibition of photos by Per Engstrom 15 – 18 March, London, UK
16 March 2009
“You have just three days to see iconic photographs of the Uighur people who are being systematically destroyed by the Chinese authorities.”
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4036

 

Update Alert: USA – Judge questions Justice Department's upholding of plea in Al-Arian case
11 March 2009
Federal judge Brinkema says prosecutors' dismissal of terms of Al-Arian's former plea agreement with government jeopardises “integrity of the Department of Justice”.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4025

Event Alert: UK/China – 'Uighurs: China 's forgotten Muslims' – An exhibition of photos by Per Engstrom 15 – 18 March, London, UK
09 March 2009
The exhibition aims at building public awareness for Uighurs and highlighting the injustices they suffer. Photographs on display are from the Swedish photographer's visits to the region.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4014

Alert: UK/Israel – Science Museum going through with “Israel Day of Science” amid wide protest
05 March 2009
The Science Museum in London will held today, 05 March 2009, the “Israel Day of Science” amid wide protest in the wake of the Gaza massacre.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4012

Alert Update: Libya – More refugees removed from Misratah for resettlement to Sweden
24 February 2009
Two groups of refugees removed from Misratah detention centre for resettlement in Sweden.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3993

Alert Update: Bahrain – Haq Movement representative Dr Abdul Jalil Al-Singace on hunger strike with several others to protest detention of political activists
17 February 2009
Several activists begin hunger strike to protest against detention of oppositon leaders and a group of youth under terrorism charges.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3975

Alert Update: Bahrain – Haq Movement representative Dr Abdul Jalil Al-Singace and others face trial on 23 February 2009
13 February 2009
After his arrest and release, Dr Abdul Jalil Al-Singace, is banned now from travel, implicated in a 'terrorism plot', and faces trial on 23 February 2009.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3974


Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: UK – Babar Ahmad suing the Metropolitan Police for assault
16 March 2009
IHRC supports Babar Ahmad's decision to sue the Metropolitan Police for the brutal assault he sustained during his arrest in December 2003.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4037

PRESS RELEASE: UK/China – 'Uighurs: China's forgotten Muslims' – An exhibition of photos by Per Engström
13 March 2009
The photo exhibition is aimed at building public awareness for the Uighur Muslim community in China as well as highlighting the injustices and human rights abuses they suffer.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4030

PRESS RELEASE: UK – Police stop 180,000 people under Section 44 but only 255 arrested.
20 February 2009
Islamic Human Rights Commission is deeply concerned with the recently released statistics regarding stops and searches under s44 of the Terrorism Act 2000. It is clear that there is significant misuse of powers granted to the Police under the Act.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3990

PRESS RELEASE: Bahrain – Haq representative Dr Abdul Jalil Al-Singace on hunger strike with others in protest of arrest of political activists
20 February 2009
Dr Abdul Jalil Al-Singace and several other activists began a hunger strike on 13 February 2009 in protest of the detention of two prominent opposition leaders and several youth in Bahrain.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3991

PRESS RELEASE: UK/China – 'Uighurs: China's forgotten Muslims' – An exhibition of photos by Per Engstrom, launching 14 March 2009
19 February 2009
The photo exhibition is aimed at building public awareness for the Uighur Muslim community in China as well as highlighting the injustices and human rights abuses they suffer.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3989

Press Release: FRANCE / UK - New report 'For Liberty: The Impact of the French Ban on the Islamic Headscarf and other Religious Symbols in Schools'
12 February 2009
IHRC's latest report, published today, looks at France and its legislation that largely affects Muslim girls and young women.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3972

PRESS RELEASE: UK / Palestine – Children hand in letter to British Prime Minister urging action over Palestine
09 February 2009
Approximately 90 children attended a rally today, Sunday 8 February, opposite 10 Downing Street, London, UK in support of children in Gaza.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3968

PRESS RELEASE: Bahrain – Haq Movement representative Dr Abdul Jalil Al-Singace arrested
27 January 2009
IHRC is outraged at the arrest of three prominent human rights activists from the Bahraini opposition, belonging to Haq Movement.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3927


Reports

For Liberty?
12 February 2009
The Impact of the French Ban on the Islamic Headscarf and other Religious Symbols in Schools.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3858

Forthcoming: Towards a New Liberation Theology: Reflections on Palestine
12 March 2009
Watch this space for details of publication launch.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3859


Events

UK/China – 'Uighurs: China 's forgotten Muslims' – An exhibition of photos by Per Engstrom 15 – 18 March, London, UK
16 March 2009
Uighurs: China 's forgotten Muslims – An exhibition of photos by Per Engstrom Organised by Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC).
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4013


Articles

£60,000 awarded to terror suspect
18 March 2010
The Metropolitan Police have agreed to pay £60,000 damages to a man arrested during an anti-terror raid.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4041

Kurdish grave site digs begin
09 March 2009
The authorities in south-eastern Turkey have begun searching for possible mass graves of Kurds allegedly killed by the security forces during the 1990s.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4017

UN report condemns Britain over torture cases
09 March 2009
UK hid illegal acts and breached basic human rights of detainees in US rendition programme, report finds.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4024

Mossad linked to 9/11 attacks: Report
09 March 2009
New found information has implicated the Israeli Intelligence agency Mossad in the staging of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4034

Demands for MI5 torture inquiry
08 March 2009
MPs have demanded a judicial inquiry into a Guantanamo Bay prisoner's claims that MI5 was complicit in his torture.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4028

Bahrain: Dangerous Statistics and Facts about the National security apparatus
08 March 2009
The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) expresses again its deep concern regarding the mounting dangerous role of the National Security Apparatus (NSA) at the expense of liberties and human rights in Bahrain.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4026

Ayatollah Khamenei speaks out at Palestine confab
04 March 2009
Iran's Supreme Leader pledges for Muslim unity in addressing the crisis in Gaza. He also calls for the prosecution of Israeli war criminals.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4011

Science Museum accused over links to Israel
03 March 2009
Protestors claim it is promoting universities that aided recent military assault on Gaza. http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4007

Fight against terror 'spells end of privacy'
25 February 2009
Former security chief warns searching personal data will 'break moral rules'.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3995

Gaza case studies: Weapons use
23 February 2009
The BBC News Website looks at case studies of some of the weapons and tactics used in the recent Gaza conflict that human rights groups are concerned may have been violations of international laws.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4000

Amnesty calls on US to suspend arms sales to Israel
23 February 2009
Hellfire missiles and white phosphorus artillery shells among weapons used in 'indiscriminate' attacks on civilians, says rights group.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4003

Lab tests verify white phosphorus in Gaza soil
18 February 2009
Laboratory tests conducted by a Turkish university on Gaza soil have confirmed the use of phosphorus bombs by Israel in the coastal sliver.

Anti-terror code 'would alienate most Muslims'
17 February 2009
Draft strategy brands thousands as extremists. Ministers ponder plan to be unveiled next month.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3976

Ministers 'using fear of terror'
17 February 2009
A former head of MI5 has accused the government of exploiting the fear of terrorism and trying to bring in laws that restrict civil liberties.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3979

UN moves to charge Israel with war crimes
10 February 2009
Ethical and moral questions linger even among Israeli peace activists over the destruction and civilian deaths wrought by the immense Tel Aviv firepower employed in Gaza.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3971

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