PRESS RELEASE: First Court Date in Proceedings to Prevent British Government’s Military Shipments to Israel, High Court, London, UK, 22nd August 2006, 2pm

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Islamic Human Rights Commission
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21 August 2006

PRESS RELEASE: First Court Date in Proceedings to Prevent British Government’s Military Shipments to Israel, High Court, London, UK, 22nd August 2006, 2pm

An initial hearing will be held tomorrow, 22nd August 2006, in the above action issued by the Islamic Human Rights Commission against the Civil Aviation Authority, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as well as the Secretary of State for Defence, to prevent them from their continued acts of aiding and abetting grave and serious violations of International Humanitarian Law and crimes against the Geneva Conventions that are continuing in the Republic of Lebanon.

IHRC Chair Massoud Shadjareh stated:

“The action undertaken by us is an attempt to force the relevant public authorities to respect the law as they know parliament has laid down for all UK citizens to respect and follow but which our government refuses to abide by. We hope that the independent court will finally uphold the will of parliament and enforce the law.”

For more information please contact (+44) 20 8904 4222 or (+44) 7958 522196 or email info@ihrc.org.[ENDS]

Islamic Human Rights Commission
PO Box 598
Wembley
HA9 7XH
United Kingdom

Telephone (+44) 20 8904 4222
Fax (+44) 20 8904 5183
Email: info@ihrc.org
Web: www.ihrc.org[ENDS}