What’s New at www.ihrc.org.uk?

Islamic Human Rights Commission


12 September 2008

What’s New at www.ihrc.org.uk?

In this ‘What’s New’, a series of alerts outlining human rights issues in the US, Slovakia, and Bahrain. Alerts section also includes a letter from IHRC to encourage campaigners for supporting prisoners of faith and political prisoners. Press release section includes a press release on IHRC’s response to the conviction of three men found guilty of possessing or making documents connected with terrorism. In addition an alarming press release concerning the media’s handling of reports involving Uyghurs in China. The Article section contains an informative article on the plight of China’s Muslims and more. We also have a new report on the conference titled “Against Zionism: Jewish Perspective”, held in 2006. There is also a new campaigns page on Bahrain.

Press Releases
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Alert: US- Sami Al-Arian released on bail
05 September 2008
The Islamic Human Rights Commission welcomes the recent release of Sami Al-Arian on bail.

Alert Update: Slovakia – Algeria extradition cancelled for Mustafa Labsi
04 September 2008
Slovakia’s Supreme Court has ruled that the extradition of ‘terror’ suspect Mustafa Labsi to Algeria would violate his fundamental human rights.

Forwarded Alert: LONDON: Protest: Justice for Aafia Siddiqui
29 August 2008
Protest for Aafia Siddiqui outside US Embassy, Grovesnor Sq., London, 12 Sept 2008,6-8pm.

Forwarded Alert: USA – Urgent Appeal: Aafia Siddiqui – Victim of Secret Detention
29 August 2008
Campaign for Aafia Siddiqui – victim of US programme of secret detention since having been kidnapped by Pakistan security services in 2003.

Campaign Alert: This Ramadan write letters of support to prisoners
15 August 2008
This Ramadan IHRC encourages all campaigners to write letters of support to prisoners of faith and political prisoners.

UPDATE ALERT: Bahrain – Five detained human rights activists excluded from general amnesty
07 August 2008
Five activists sentenced in July 2008, following demonstrations in December 2007, were excluded from the king’s amnesty.

URGENT ALERT: Bahrain – Detained human rights activists given harsh jail sentences
25 July 2008
Human Rights activists detained after a demonstration on 17 Dec 2007 have been handed down harsh prison sentences from one to seven years.

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25 July 2008
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Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: UK – IHRC response to conviction and sentencing of three men found guilty of possessing or making documents connected with terrorism
19 August 2008
IHRC is concerned by the conviction and sentencing of three men found guilty of possessing or making documents connected with terrorism.

PRESS RELEASE: China – IHRC expresses concern over media coverage of Uyghurs in China
08 August 2008
The Islamic Human Rights Commission expresses alarm concerning the media\’s handling of reports involving Uyghurs in China.


UK: Annual Al-Quds Day, London
28 September 2008
Join this annual solidarity event that highlights the plight of the Palestinians and the oppressed world-wide.

Protest: Justice for Aafia Siddiqui (London)
12 September 2008
Protest for Aafia Siddiqui outside US Embassy, Grovesnor Sq., London, 12 Sept 2008,6-8pm.

10 September 2008
A conference jointly sponsored by the centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Contemporary Political Violence (CSRV) and the David Davis Memorial Institute of International Studies (DDMI), Aberystwyth University.

Prisoner Justice Day
10 August 2008
A day to remember the prisoners who died in prison.


Against Zionism: Jewish Perspectives
13 August 2008
A compilation of the papers presented at the IHRC / NEDA conference of 2006.


Campaigns in Bahrain
11 July 2008
Campaigns in Bahrain detailing human rights violations taking place in the country.

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Dome of the Rock
Dome of the Rock, Al-Quds (Jerusalem)

Embroidered calligraphy from Yeni Jami
Embroidered calligraphy from Yeni Jami, Istanbul with ‘In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful,’ and the declaration of faith, ‘There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is His messenger.’

Masjid Al-Aqsa
Masjid Al-Aqsa (The Aqsa Mosque), Al-Quds (Jeruslaem)

Medina Sunset
Medina Sunset, Masjid an Nabi (The Prophet’s Mosque), Medina

Medina Sunset
Medina Sunset, Masjid an Nabi (The Prophet’s Mosque), Medina

The Ka’bah, Makkah
The Ka’bah, Makkah


Bahrain – Resumption of Protests Repression and Torture in Bahrain
12 August 2008
Article detailing incidents of increased government crackdown on peaceful demonstrations in Bahrain.

Bahrain: Excessive Force by Authorities and Attack of a Peaceful Rights March
12 August 2008
Bahrain: Foreign Forces Employed for Torture and Beatings during Arrest of Five Youngsters.

The plight of the Uighurs: China’s Muslims suffering as much as the Tibetans
07 August 2008
As the Olympic Games open in Beijing this month, Western activists will do their best to disrupt them in support of Tibetan independence. Less known is the history and the struggle of the Uighur Muslims in Chinese-occupied Central Asia.

Peers sound warning over 42-day detention
05 August 2008
Moves to hold terrorist suspects for up to 42 days without charge could lead to the collapse of trials and put judges and MPs at loggerheads, an all-party group of peers warns today.

Middle East: Israel’s secret police pressuring sick Gazans to spy for them, says report
04 August 2008
Treatment only offered to would-be informants!
Patients allowed to cross the border drops sharply!

Israel Perpetuates Conflict Through Palestinian Children Prisoners
03 August 2008
Natasha Saunders describes the traumatic life of children growing up in the occupied territories and the harrowing circumstances of children imprisoned by the Israelis.

Karadzic: the man wanted for massacre
22 July 2008
War crimes fugitive Radovan Karadzic had been posing as a doctor of alternative medicine when he was arrested near Belgrade, disguised with long hair, a beard and glasses.

UK ‘must check’ US torture denial
19 July 2008
The British government should not rely on US assurances that it does not use torture, a report by MPs says.


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