What’s New at www.ihrc.org.uk?

Islamic Human Rights Commission

20th July 2007

What’s New at www.ihrc.org.uk?

In this ‘What’s New’, IHRC’s statement on the 12th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, two new briefings, and a campaign pack for Mat Sah Satray a Malaysian who has now been detained for 5 years as well as many interesting articles to read.

Press Releases


Alert: Malaysia ISA Campaign Pack – Mat Sah Satray
17 July 2007
Mat Sah bin Mohammed Satray has been held in Malaysia under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for the past five years.

Alert Update: Libya: All Ethiopian and Somali Refugees Deported
16 July 2007
Refugees held at the detention facility in Misratah, have been deported to their homelands where they may be arrested and tortured upon arrival.

Alert: Eritrean Refugees in Libya Facing Torture / Forcible Return to Their Homeland
12 July 2007
Hundreds of Eritrean refugees in Libya, who fled their country to escape oppression, are currently detained in Libya in various detention facilities. They now face deportation to Eritrea and the possibility of ill treatment and torture.

Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: Briefing now available on-line: Kashmir and Self-Determination: International Law as a Way Forward
17 July 2007
A look at ways forward on the issue of Kashmir, under international law. This briefing is particularly potent at a time of increasing regional tension.

Press Release: Anti-Terror Statistics Highlight Criminalization of the Innocent
17 July 2007
The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) is deeply concerned about the anti-terror statistics that were recently released by the Home Office.

Press Release: IHRC Statement on 12th Anniversary of Srebrenica
11 July 2007
On the 12th anniversary of the worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War, IHRC is concerned at the international community\’s responses.


Kashmir and Self-Determination: International Law as a Way Forward
17 July 2007
An introduction to the situation in Kashmir, through a discussion of self-determination.https://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=2641

Eritrean Refugees in Libya Facing Torture / Forcible Return to their Homeland
10 July 2007
A Briefing detailing the plight of the detainees who have never been charged or tried in court and are being held facing impending deportation to Eritrea where they may be subjected to ill-treatment and torture.


Malaysia ISA Campaign Pack: Mat Sah bin Mohammed Satray
17 July 2007
Mat Sah bin Mohammed Satray is a Malaysian individual held under the Internal Security Act (ISA) of Malaysia for the past five years.


East London Muslims criticise ‘insensitive policing’
19 July 2007
Members of the Muslim community came together to display a feeling of victimisation and discrimination by politicians and the police last Saturday in East London.

First Sierra Leone war crime sentences
19 July 2007
Sierra Leone\’s UN-backed war crimes court has sentenced three leaders of a militia for war crimes including murder, rape and mutilating civilians.

Battle mars Somalia peace talks
19 July 2007
At least two people have reportedly been killed during heavy fighting in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, as a reconciliation conference is to open.

US marine guilty of Iraq killing
19 July 2007
A US marine has been found guilty of kidnapping and conspiring to murder an Iraqi civilian shot dead during an overnight raid near Baghdad last year.

IHRC: West yet to learn from Srebrenica massacre
11 July 2007
The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHCR) said Wednesday that it was deeply concerned that the European governments have still not learnt lessons from genocide of Bosnian Muslims by Serb forces in Srebrenica after 12 years.

US Senate Faces Guantanamo Vote
10 July 2007
Two top US Senators on Tuesday urged lawmakers to back their drive to restore basic legal rights to inmates of the US \\\”war on terror\\\” camp at Guantanamo Bay.

Man convicted over terror manuals
05 July 2007
A 37-year-old man has been found guilty of hoarding information about setting up terror cells.

Man guilty over cartoon protests
05 July 2007
A man who called for UK soldiers to be brought back from Iraq in body bags has been found guilty of inciting murder.

Property searched in terror probe
05 July 2007
Police have searched an address in Cambridge as part of the investigation into failed car bomb attacks in Glasgow and London.

MPs urging engagement with Hamas
05 July 2007
A group of British parliamentarians is calling for international engagement with the militant Hamas movement, after it helped free Alan Johnston in Gaza.

Crackdown in Ethiopia condemned
04 July 2007
Ethiopia\’s government has been accused of forcing thousands of civilians from their homes in a campaign against separatist rebels in the south-east.

Palestinian employees get wages
04 July 2007
Thousands of Palestinian civil servants have begun receiving their first full salaries in 16 months, after Israel released withheld tax receipts.

Magistrate walks out in veil row
29 June 2007
A Manchester magistrate who refused to deal with a defendant because she was wearing a full Muslim face veil could face disciplinary action.


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