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Press Release: IHRC Releases Updated Report on Effects of Terror Laws on British Muslims

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contains updated statistics on anti-terror arrests, details about Terrorism Act 2006 and an update on the original Belmarsh detainees. ----------------------------------------------
Islamic Human Rights Commission
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05 July 2006

EMBARGOED UNTIL 11PM, THURSDAY 6 JULY 2006

Press Release: IHRC Releases Updated Report on Effects of Terror Laws on British Muslims

On the eve of the first anniversary of the London bombings, IHRC are releasing an updated version of British Anti-Terrorism: A Modern Day Witch-hunt, a study of the application of the anti-terror legislation in the UK since 9-11 and its implications for the Muslim community.

The new edition of the report by Fahad Ansari contains updated statistics on anti-terror arrests in Britain, details about the new Terrorism Act 2006 and an update about the plight of the original Belmarsh detainees.

From internment to control orders, proposals to ban Hizb-ut Tahrir and other Muslim organisations to extradition, new legislation and police powers, this report covers the gamut of the British government\'s latest anti-terrorism proposals.

This clear analysis not only makes the case that the government\'s anti-terrorist strategy violates basic human rights and curtails civil liberties, it powerfully argues, that it is also counter-productive.

Using case studies, Ansari relates in graphic detail how these proposals single out Muslims and the Muslim communities in Britain, equating it with a latter day witch-hunt.

A must read for all those concerned with the British government\'s war on terror and its implications for its Muslim community.

British Anti-Terrorism: A Modern Day Witch-hunt, by Fahad Ansari, 102pp, ISBN: 1-903718-36-8

For a review PDF copy, please email info@ihrc.org

For more information, please contact IHRC on (+44) 20 8904 4222 or (+44) 7958 522 196 or email info@ihrc.org [ENDS]


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PO Box 598
Wembley
HA9 7XH
United Kingdom

Telephone (+44) 20 8904 4222
Fax (+44) 20 8904 5183
Email: info@ihrc.org
Web: www.ihrc.org.uk




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