Press Release: London Bombings Reports find no Justification for Terror Laws

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Islamic Human Rights Commission

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11 May 2006

Press Release: London Bombings Reports find no Justification for Terror Laws

The Islamic Human Rights Commission believes that the findings of the two reports issued today vindicate its view that a lack of police powers was not the reason behind the bombings.

Neither the Report of the Official Account of the Bombings of 7 July 2005 nor the Intelligence and Security Committee Report into the London Terrorist Attacks on 7 July 2005, found that it was due to a lack of anti-terror laws or police powers that the bombings occurred. Yet, the bombings have been repeatedly used by the government as a justification to introduce increasingly draconian laws impinging freedom of speech and association.

IHRC is also repeating its calls for a public inquiry to be held into the bombings as this is the only way to truly learn from the tragedy.

Chairman of the IHRC, Massoud Shadjareh, added:

“It is incredible that the government is still refusing to hold a public inquiry into an event so important that the Prime Minister felt he needed to change the rules of the game.”

For more information, please contact IHRC on (+44) 20 8904 4222 or (+44) 7958 522 196 or (+44 7973 264197) or email info@ihrc.org [ENDS]

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