What’s New at www.ihrc.org.uk?

What’s New at www.ihrc.org.uk?

Islamic Human Rights Commission

25 July 2008

What’s New at www.ihrc.org.uk?

In this months ‘What’s New’, an Alert requesting urgent action for Guantanamo Bay detainee Binyam Mohamed and a demonstration for Binyam on 24 July 2008. We also have an alert on the Sunday Times’s apology to the IHRC chair Massoud Shadjareh. Furthermore, there are more Alerts outlining human rights issues in Libya, Germany, Malaysia, Yemen, India and Saudi Arabia. A press release on the long-awaited arrest of Radvon Karadzic is amongst the new items on IHRC website. The articles section entails articles on recent political turmoil in Turkey and the release of the first interrogation video from Guantanamo Bay.

Press Releases


Forwarded Alert: Urgent Action for Guantanamo Bay Detianee Binyam Mohamed and Demo On 24 July 2008
22 July 2008
Binyam Mohamed is facing a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay and the death penalty if convicted. Demo opp Downing ST on 24 July 2008, 6-8 pm.

Sunday Times (UK) apologies to IHRC chair Massoud Shadjareh
21 July 2008
The Sunday Times newspaper has apologised to the Chair of the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) Massoud Shadjareh.

Alert: Libya – Alleged attempt to deport Erritrean refugees from Misratah
10 July 2008
Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has received reports that in June 2008 there was an alleged attempt to deport 230 refugees detained at Misratah.

Alert: Germany / Turkey – Human rights organisation refused visa to Germany to investigate hate crimes
09 July 2008
Germany has refused visa applications to a well-known human rights organisation which sought entry to investigate hate crimes targeting Turkish minorities.

Update Alert: Malaysia –Mat Sah’s detention under the ISA continues
09 July 2008
Mat Sah still languishes in prison, six years after his arrest under the Internal Security Act.

Forwarded Alert: India – Protect Honored Kashmiri Rights Lawyer from Attacks
09 July 2008
Award wining human rights lawyer survived an armed attack on 30 June 2008 in Srinagar.

Forwarded Alert: Yemen – Authorities urged to think twice after freelance journalist given six-year sentence
08 July 2008
Reporters Without Borders condemns the six-year prison sentence on freelance journalist Abdulkarim Al-Khaiwani.

Alert Update: Saudi Arabia – Trial continues for Sir Lankan girl on death penalty
27 June 2008
Rizana Nafeek, detained facing the death penalty in KSA for allegedly strangling four-month-old infant, appeared before court on 9 June 08.

Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: Serbia / Bosnian War – IHRC Welcomes the Long- Awaited Arrest of Radovan Karadzic.
22 July 2008
Radovan Karadzic, war criminal leader of the self proclaimed ‘Republika Srpska’ in Bosnia and Herzegovina has been arrested in Serbia After thirteen years on the run.

PRSS RELEASE: Bosnia – IHRC on Srebrenica genocide at 13 years
03 July 2008
IHRC remembers Srebrenica massacre on 13 year anniversary, welcomes current civil action against the Dutch State by relatives of Victims.

PRESS RELEASE : UK – IHRC Welcomes Aamer Anwar not guilty verdict
01 July 2008
IHRC Welcomes Aamer Anwar being cleared of the contempt charge he faced.

PRESS RELEASE: Trinidad and Tobago – Concern over extradition of ‘terror’ suspects
25 June 2008
IHRC is appalled at the extradition of Kareem Ibrahiim, Abdul Kadir and Abdel Nur.


Happy Birthday Binyam! Demo
24 July 2008
Demo on 24 July 2008 for Guantanamo detainee Binyam Mohamed, facing prospects of death penalty in US.


First Guantanamo video released
15 July 2008
A videotape of a detainee being questioned at the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay has been released for the first time.

Church of England votes to ordain women bishops
08 July 2008
The Church of England decided last night to consecrate women bishops, with minimum concessions to opponents and despite the threat of a mass exodus of traditionalist clergy.

Turkey charges 86 for ‘coup plot’
14 July 2008
A top Turkish prosecutor has brought charges against 86 people allegedly involved in a coup plot.

The Big Question: Why is tension rising in Turkey, and is the country turning Islamist?
08 July 2008
“For Turkey’s radical secularists, there is a war going on..”. “The AKP government insists the struggle is between democrats and defenders of an outdated authoritarian political vision.”

Srebrenica Muslim chief cleared
03 July 2008
The ex-commander of Bosnian Muslim forces in Srebrenica, Naser Oric, has had his war crimes conviction quashed by the UN tribunal in The Hague.

Lebanon: Hizbullah prisoner swap marks ‘failure’ for Israel
03 July 2008
The Lebanese government said on Tuesday a prisoner deal reached between Israel and Hizbullah marked a “big failure” for Israel, which had earlier refused to agree to such a plan.

UK ban on Hizbullah military arm
02 July 2008
The military arm of Lebanese Political party Hizbullah has been added to the government’s list of organisations banned under the terrorism Act 2000.

Cultures of Resistance
25 July 2008
Cultures of Resistance Activism Forum is a project that aims to address the Western hostile use of language intended to restrict debate related to mainstream Islamist movements and currents.

The Islamic Human Rights Commission is an NGO in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

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