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Islamic Human Rights Commission

31st March 2007

What’s New at www.ihrc.org.uk?

In this ‘What’s New’ the seventh anniversary of the incarceration of Imam Jamil Abdullah Al Amin, the latest issue of the “Palestinian Internationalist”, IHRC’s official response to the governments guidelines on the niqab to schools, and an event organized by the ‘Save Afzal Guru Campaign’ as well as a selection of many interesting articles.

Press Releases


Support Dr Sami Al-Arian: Political Prisoner of the USA
27 March 2007
IHRC urges all campaigners to support Dr Sami Al-Arian.

Forwarded Alert: Latest issue of Palestine Internationalist (www.palint.org) on-line now.
This issue focuses on Hamas and includes the following papers: \’Hamas as a Revolutionary Movement\’, \’Setting the Record Straight on Hamas\’ and \’To Sit and Wait for Death: Remembering Jenin and Operation Defensive Shield in \’Absent Justice\’\’

Alert: Prisoners of Faith Campaign Pack: USA / Imam Jamil Abdullah Al Amin
20 March 2007
March marks the seventh anniversary of the incarceration of Imam Jamil. Please help campaign for his release.

Forwarded Alert: Jerome Hibell – British National Detained in Syria
15 March 2007
British national Jerome Kwame Hibell is believed to have been detained on 20 December 2006, and is now detained incommunicado, which puts him at grave risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

Press Releases

Press Release: IHRC Condemns Proposed Egyptian Constitutional Amendments
26 March 2007
The Islamic Human Rights Commission is deeply concerned by the Egyptian government’s proposed amendments to the constitution which will not only make permanent the emergency provisions implemented by President Mubarak in 1981 but also introduce even more draconian legislation and police powers.

Press Release: IHRC Statement in Response to New Government Guidelines which give Head Teachers the Right to Ban Face Veil in Schools
20 March 2007
IHRC is deeply shockled and dismayed at DfES\\\\\’s announcement. https://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=2554

Press Release: New Terror Statistics a Cause of Great Concern
05 March 2007
IHRC is very concerned by the latest terror statistics published by the Home Office


Torture, Lies and Show trials: India\’s \\\”War on Terror\\\”
12 April 2007
Afzal Guru is a Kashmiri currently detained in India?s notorious Tihar jail and facing a death sentence. He is accused of involvement in the attack on the Indian Parliament five years ago.


Prisoner of Faith: USA – Imam Jamil Al-Amin
16 March 2007
On the Seventh Anniversary of Imam Jamil\\\\\’s incarceration, IHRC has updated the Imam Jamil Campign Pack, with new details of the case.


Freedom Is My Daughters Name
22 March 2007
An article by IHRC Arzu Merali written in 1999 on a theme that unfortunately is still important today; \\\”Can Turkey justify its horrendous catalogue of human rights? abuses in the name of modernity?

Reclaiming Our Rights
22 March 2007
Conference report and strategic propsals from the conference held on 12th December 2006.

Schools uniform policy in UK left ambiguous after niqab ban London
22 March 2007
Muslims fear that the British government may be going down the same slippery slopban pupils wearing ae as France following its decision to allow schools to face veil but leaving other dress issues ambiguous.

Teachers Oppose Government Veil Initiative
22 March 2007
Letters From Top Educationalists Oppose Government guidelines on Veil.

Red Cross Says Detainees Reported Abuse
20 March 2007
WASHINGTON – Terror detainees once held in the CIA\\\\\’s secret prisons were kept and questioned under highly abusive conditions, the International Committee of the Red Cross says in a confidential report based on interviews with high-value terror suspects.

GI Guilty in Iraqi Detainees\’ Deaths
16 March 2007
A military panel found a 101st Airborne soldier guilty of three counts of negligent homicide but not guilty of premeditated murder in the deaths of three Iraqi detainees.

Britain Gripped by Resurgent Racism.
09 March 2007
Britain is plagued by resurgent racism with the country\\\\\’s leading institutions fostering a climate of bigotry and discrimination against ethnic minorities, a galaxy of dignitaries have charged.

Leading British institutions gripped by racism rows
09 March 2007
Three British institutions are engulfed by race rows – but the protagonists all deny any charges of bigotry.

Open season on Muslims in the newest phobia – an interesting article from 2002.
08 March 2007
Support for the new racism is building on the Hanson legacy, writes Robert Manne.

Innocent lives shattered by terror laws: UK Islamic commission
08 March 2007
New statistics showing more than half of the 1,126 people arrested under UK terrorism legislation have been released without any charge is a \\\\\\\”cause of great concern,\\\\\\\” says the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHCR).

Religious Persecution in Europe: Focus on Muslims
08 March 2007
In Islam, the significance and valuation for human rights and dignity can be found throughout the Quran, the holy scripture for Muslims, and throughout other religious texts…an article by the editor of Q-News Fuad Nahdi

Trials of Guantanamo Suspects Begin Without a Lawyer or Reporter in Sight
08 March 2007
Campaigners have condemned the Bush administration\’s plan to proceed with secret proceedings against 14\\\\\\\”high-value\\\” terrorism suspects currently being held at Guantanamo Bay…


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