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Islamic Human Rights Commission

11th May 2006

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Alerts and Briefings
Feature articles


Insurgency & International Law: The Case of Darfur

11 May 2006

This pamphlet by Asim Qureshi looks at Darfur and the struggle of its peoples against racial and colonialist domination from the Sudanese central authority. Written from a British perspective, the author looks at the implications of the demonisation of the term insurgency



Alert Update: Mirza Tahir Hussain: British Muslim Facing Execution in Pakistan

11 May 2006

Latest developments regarding the British Muslim Mirza Tahir Hussain who is facing execution in Pakistan.



British Anti-Terrorism Policy and the MEK
11 May 2006

A critical review of hypocrisy within British anti-terrorist policy over the MEK.


Rough justice
04 May 2006

A British man who has served 18 years in a Pakistani jail for a crime he probably did not commit is about to be hanged unless Musharraf intervenes. Faisal Bodi looks at the case.


Amnesty: Torture by US widespread
04 May 2006

There is still widespread torture of prisoners held by the US in its war on terrorism, despite outcry over Abu Ghraib and other scandals, Amnesty International has said.


Woman who acted as \\\\\’human shield\\\\\’ in Iraq is fighting U.S. government fine
20 April 2006

Before the bombs fell on Baghdad, Judith Karpova went there to put herself in harm\\\\\’s way, hoping to prevent attacks on a population that was already suffering.


Muslim Charities in the Crosshairs
19 April 2006

If you still believe our government doesn’t practice ethnic profiling, ask yourself why charities run by Muslims or devoted to Muslim causes are bearing the brunt of the powers Congress gave the government in the USA Patriot Act.


Rumsfeld Linked to Guantanamo Torture
18 April 2006

A leading international human rights group is calling for the Bush administration to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the alleged involvement of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other senior Pentagon officials in the torture of a prisoner


RAF doctor jailed over Iraq refusal
13 April 2006

An RAF doctor was jailed for eight months today after being found guilty by a court martial of failing to comply with lawful orders to serve in Iraq.


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“And what reason have you that you should not fight in the way of Allah
and of the weak among the men and the women and the children, (of)
those who say: Our Lord! Cause us to go forth from this town, whose people
are oppressors, and give us from Thee a guardian and give us from Thee
a helper.”

Holy Qur’an: Chapter 4, Verse 75

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