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WEDNESDAY 11 JULY, 2007 • 6PM-9PM
LONDON MUSLIM CENTRE
46 Whitechapel Road, London E1 Nearest tubes: Aldgate East and Whitechapel

Since 2001, successive anti-terror laws have impacted heavily on ethnic minorities and on Muslims, mainly on refugees but also on British citizens. They have been kept in various forms of detention without trial, including partial house arrest under control orders, detention
without charge for up to 28 days, and prison or house arrest pending deportation, possibly to torture. Campaigners have been giving the detainees practical support and demand that they be released immediately.


AT THIS MEETING, SPEAKERS WILL EXAMINE:

* The injustices meted out to \\\'terrorism suspects\\\'
by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission
(SIAC), detention and house arrest without fair
trial, based on accusations often arising from
secret evidence
* The government\\\'s current threat to re-introduce
internment, this time for British as well as foreign
\\\'terrorism suspects\\\', following difficulties in the
use of control orders
* The dangers and impact of the new proposed
\\\"Stop and Quiz\\\" power. The government seeks to
give the police power to stop and interrogate
anyone in public places. The right to \\\"no comment\\\"
would no longer be valid and anyone refusing to
respond to police questioning could be arrested.
* The links between control orders, detentions and
other anti-terrorism measures; in particular how
lengthy pre-charge detention and the proposed
new \\\'stop and question\\\' power will intensify the
climate of fear, especially for Muslim communities
* The need for a speedy and fair trial, or release
without charge for all suspects in terrorism cases;
and how to build support for this demand
amongst Muslim and non-Muslim communities
* The need for immediate day-to-day solidarity
with detainees and their families, and how people
can get involved.


SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

GARETH PEIRCE, Birnberg Peirce Solicitors
MUDDASSAR ARANI, Arani & Co. Solicitors
MOAZZAM BEGG, CagePrisoners
DR KAMAL HELBAWY, CFSOT
ANNE GRAY, CAMPACC
SHAMI CHAKRABATI, Liberty
MOULOUD SIHALI, Former detainee
MAHAN ABEDIN, CFSOT
ADRIENNE BURROWS, Peace and Justice in East London
MASSOUD SHADJAREH, Islamic Human Rights Commission


ENQUIRIES:

Centre for the Study of Terrorism - www.cfsot.com
Campaign Against Criminalising Communities - www.campacc.org.uk
Cage Prisoners - www.cageprisoners.com
Co-sponsored by the London Muslim Centre - www.londonmuslimcentre.org.uk
WITH SUPPORT FROM: Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers - www.haldane.org
Peace and Justice in East London - www.unitedforpeace.org
Muslim Safety Forum - www.muslimsafetyforum.org
Islamic Human Rights Commission - www.ihrc.org
The 1990 Trust -www.blink.org.uk
Islamic Forum Europe - www.islamicforumeurope.com

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