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Islamic Human Rights Commission
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07 February 2009

What's new at www.ihrc.org.uk?

In this “what's new” you will read series of alerts highlighting the human rights situation in Palestine, Bahrain and Sudan. Children's demonstration in solidarity with the oppressed children of Gaza is the leading alert of this edition. In light of the Gaza massacre IHRC calls upon the campaigners to write to their foreign ministers urging for the creation of an Israeli war crimes tribunal, which is also found in the alert section. The leading item in the press release section is the press release for the open letter by IHRC to President Obama, expressing its disapproval of the use of torture for terrorism suspects in the US custody stating that this must be no less true for American citizens serving out sentences in the US penal system. The report section contains the announcement of the forthcoming report by the IHRC entitled “For Liberty” which discusses the impact of the French Ban on the Islamic Headscarf and other Religious Symbols in Schools in France. The Article section contains an interesting interview of the famous writer, and university professor Noam Chomsky conducted by democracynow.org.


Alerts
Press Releases
Events
Reports
Articles


Alerts

Event Alert: Children's demo outside 10 Downing Street for children of Gaza
29 January 2009
The children's demo has been organised to show solidarity for the children in Gaza and Palestine on the whole. Bring your children and come and join us. Let us not be silent any more.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3951

URGENT ALERT: Bahrain – Haq Movement representative Dr Abdul Jalil Al-Singace arrested
27 January 2009
Three prominent human rights activists from the opposition have been arrested in the early hours of the morning of 26 January 2009.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3928

URGENT ALERT: UK/Palestine – Write to BBC over their refusal to air DEC Gaza appeal ad
23 January 2009
IHRC is outraged over BBC's decision not to air the DEC\'s Gaza appeal ad and asks campaigners to write to the BBC's Director-General.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3922

URGENT ALERT: Palestine – Write to the foreign minister of your country urging for creation of Israeli war crimes tribunal
22 January 2009
In light of the latest massacre of over 1,300 Palestinians, the IHRC calls on campaigners to write to their foreign ministers urging for the creation of an Israeli war crimes tribunal.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3918

URGENT ALERT: Sudan – Sudanese government forces arrest Dr Hasan Al-Turabi, Secretary General of Popular Congress party
20 January 2009
Dr Al-Turabi, was arrested following comments he made with regards to the widely expected ICC warrant against the Sudanese President.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3907

URGENT EVENT ALERT: UK/Palestine – Demonstrate this Sunday against Zionists at Trafalgar Square, counter-rally in support of Palestine
09 January 2009
IHRC is asking supporters to join an anti-Zionist counter-demonstration assembling at the Canada House to express outrage over Israeli war-crimes.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3868

 


Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: USA – Open letter from IHRC to President Barack Obama regarding the widespread use of 23-hour solitary confinement in the US prison system
22 January 2009
In open letter to Obama, IHRC Chair expresses that if torture “is never ok” for terrorism suspects in US custody, it must be no less true for American citizens serving out sentences in the US penal system.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3919

PRESS RELEASE: UK – IHRC report 'Muslim profiling'
22 January 2009
Muslim Profiling Questions Regarding Police Strategy and Policy With Regard to the Pro-Israel Rally and Counter-demonstration on 6th May 2002.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3920

MEDIA ADVISORY: UK / London Muslim & Jewish women: Vigil & Speakout against slaughter in Gaza outside BBC
19 January 2009
Organised by Islamic Human Rights Commission and International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3904

Gaza / Royaume Uni – Commission islamique de droit de l'homme demande la création d'un tribunal afin de poursuivre les crimes de guerre commis contre la bande de Gaza.
06 January 2009
IHRC demande la création d'un tribunal afin de poursuivre les crimes de guerre commis contre la bande de Gaza.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3890


Reports

Forthcoming: 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


Events

International Seminar in Oslo: Deconstructing the War on Terror
22 February 2009
Speakers include: Massoud Shadjareh of the Islamic Human Rights Commission, Yvonne Ridly, Journalist.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3925

Event Alert: Children's demo outside 10 Downing Street for children of Gaza
29 January 2009
The children's demo has been organised to show solidarity for the children in Gaza and Palestine on the whole. Bring your children and come and join us. Let us not be silent any more.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3950

URGENT EVENT ALERT: UK/Palestine – Demonstrate this Sunday against Zionists at Trafalgar Square, counter-rally in support of Palestine
11 January 2009
IHRC is asking supporters to join an anti-Zionist counter-demonstration assembling at the Canada House to express outrage over Israeli war-crimes.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3892


Articles

Israeli Gaza Speech tour banned for Speaker's safety
04 February 2009
The Deputy Commander of the Israeli ground forces in the Gaza conflict has been forced to cancel speeches in 20 UK towns and cities, including Birmingham, following concerns for his safety.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3961

'Anti-terror laws are routinely abused'
03 February 2009
Michael Portillo talks to liberty central about his concern that the government has got the balance wrong between legislation and civil liberties.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3958

MP: Arrest British Jews fighting for IDF
03 February 2009
An interview with Lord Ahmad on the issue of British Jews participation in the IDF assault on Gaza.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3957

Eight reasons why the BBC is wrong on Gaza
26 January 2009
This article assesses the BBC Board's arguments not to broadcast the Disasters Emergency Committee.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3931

Noam Chomsky: Obama's Stance on Gaza Crisis “Approximately the Bush Position”
23 January 2009
In a visit to the State Department Thursday, President Obama made his first substantive Comments on the Middle East conflict since Israel's attack on Gaza.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3955

Islam film Dutch MP to be charged
21 January 2009
A Dutch court has ordered prosecutor to put a right-wing politician on trial for making anti-Islamic statements.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3956

Israel accused of war crimes
20 January 2009
Human rights group Amnesty International has accused Israel of war crimes, saying its use of white phosphorus munitions in densely populated areas of Gaza Strip was indiscriminate and illegal.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3923

A 'police state' celebrates
19 January 2009
Jerusalem (IPS) - The Israeli government is stepping up efforts to suppress dissent and crush resistance in the streets. Police have been videotaping the demonstrations and subsequently arresting protesters in large numbers.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3935

Veteran campaigners join Gaza vigil
08 January 2009
Veteran peace campaigners Tony Benn and Brian Haw joined the launch of a non-stop vigil opposite the Houses of Parliament today in protest at Israel's attacks on Gaza.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3900

Gaza: a gas for Blair?
26 July 2007
Palestine has a major strategic resource in its natural gas reserves off Gaza, but Tony Blair's attempt to use it to glue the PA to Israel is wrong.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3876

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