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Islamic Human Rights Commission

24th July 2004

What’s new @ www.ihrc.org.uk?

1. Campaigns
2. Briefings and forthcoming reports
3. Articles

1. Campaigns

A selection of on-going campaigns. Please visit our alerts page for updates on successful cases.

LIBYA: Write to authorities urging for justice for the Palestinian doctor sentenced to death
21 July 2004
On the 6th of May 2004 a Palestinian doctor, Ashraf Ahmad Jum’a Al-Hujuj, and five Bulgarian nurses were sentenced to death by the Benghazi Criminal Court in Libya.

13 Popular Congress Party members released – Keep up the Pressure
21 July 2004
Following the release of 13 members of the Popular Congress Party this week, pressure must be maintained on the Sudanese government to release remaining the 66 PCP political prisoners and all unjustly held detainees.

Humanitarian Catastrophe in Darfur
13 July 2004
The Sudanese government must cease its campaign of ethnic cleansing in the Western province of Darfur immediately.

Demand Turkish Government release journalist imprisoned for “insulting memory of Ataturk”
21 July 2004
Pressure must be put on the Turkish Government following a decision to sentence journalist Hakan Albayrak to fifteen months imprisonment for an article in which he “insulted the memory of Ataturk”.

Amnesty hearing for Nureddin (Nurettin) Sirin July 12th 2004
Nureddin Sirin’s amnesty hearing was postponed again on 12th July. Campaigners are requested to keep up pressure on the Turkish authorities to ensure that Sirin is released.

Write to the DPP to investigate and prosecute members of the BNP for hate crimes.
16 July 2004
IHRC is calling on campaigners to contact the DPP and demand him to investigate and prosecute members of the BNP for hate crimes exposed on BBC’s ‘The Secret Agent’.

2. Briefings and forthcoming reports

This week will see the launch of ‘Bringing Israeli to Account’ by Uzma Karim. Please check your emails for the URL to download the report from this week.

A further briefing on the human rights impact of anti-terror proposals in Australia will be available this week. Please visit our briefings page:

IHRC’s latest briefing looks at ‘War Crimes and Accountability: A Historical Analysis’
This looks at the history of accountability for war crimes in light of the recent revelations of widespread and systematic torture being committed by US troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay.

3. Articles

Articles sourced from outside IHRC, including IHRC comment to the press.

Darfur: A brief overview
01 July 2004
By the Darfur Relief & Documentation Centre (DRDC)an NGO based in Switzerland specialised on Darfur issues.

IHRC on Policy for English Speaking Imams in the UK
22 July 2004
Audio file. IHRC\’s Massoud Shadjareh debates the issue with Dr. Phillip Lewis, advisor to the Bishop of Bradford.

Dude, where’s my country?
19 July 2004
Review of Michael Moore\\\\\’s published book Dude, Where’s My Country?

Terror searches of Asians up 302%
19 July 2004

03 July 2004

Islamophobic policing alienating young Muslims: UK government
03 July 2004

Police accused of \’Islamophobic\’ stop and search tactics
03 July 2004

Rise in police searches of Asians
02 July 2004
Random police searches of Asians under anti-terror laws have risen fourfold, according to new figures, prompting accusations of Islamophobia by rights groups.

Muslim anger over stop and search
02 July 2004
Muslims are angry about stop and search – and they say its misuse will only alienate communities and create a backlash.

Terror stop-and-searches of Asians rise
02 July 2004
\”There is concern now that stop and search is becoming a neo-racist operation\\\” – Stewart Tendler, The Times Crime Correspondent

Police searches affect Asians the most
02 July 2004

01 July 2004

Rights groups and lawyers were asked to comment on whether Saddam Hussein would get a fair Iraqi trial and whether international involvement was needed.

Will Saddam get a fair trial?
01 July 2004

Human rights groups and lawyers were asked on Thursday to comment on whether ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein would get a fair trial, or whether international involvement was needed.

Annals of National Security, PLAN B
21 June 2004

The article is about the Israeli activities in Iraq and involvment in Iraqi tortures. It also anlayses the currenet developments in Iraq from the perspective of American interests.

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Holy Qur’an: Chapter 4, Verse 75

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