STOPPOLITICAL TERRROR WEEKEND 2ND AND 3RD OCTOBER2004

STOP POLITICAL TERROR CONFERENCE:
BEYOND THE LAW
SATURDAY 02 OCTOBER 2004 2PM-6PM


10 months ago, eight Police officers burst into a London house in a dawn raid assaulting the non-resisting muslim and insult his religion in front of his wife causing 50 fresh wounds and the Senior Crown Prosecutor calls it 'insufficient evidence!' This and other important issues to be discussed.




Introduction- Imam Abdul-Qayyum (Imam, East London Mosque)
Chair - Dr Adnan Siddiqui
Barbar Ahmed's Father - Ashfaq Ahmed: Lessons learnt so far
John Rees(StoptheWar Coalition/Respect) - State Terror
Case studies - Voices of the Oppressed
New Flash Presentation - Another Ramadan for the BPP's
Innayat Bungawala - Honest Reporting or Fabrication -The role of the Media
Abdallah Al-Falik(Islamic Forum Europe) - Islamic response to state terror
Mudassar Arani(Solicitor) - The terrorism legislation and your rights




London Muslim Centre
(Next to East London Mosque)
45 Fieldgate Street
Off Whitechapel Road
London E1 1JQ


Nearest Tube: AldgateEast and Whitechapel




Stalls: refreshments, postcards, T-shirts, books.




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Supported by:


Muslim Association of Britain, Islamic Human Rights Commission, Young Muslim Organisation, Islamic Forum Europe, Muslim Directory, Campaign against criminalising communities(CAMPACC) and others







BELMARSH PRISON IS BRITAIN¹S GUANTANAMO DEMONSTRATION


Belmarsh-Guantanamo-Abu Ghraib: axis of evil, access to torture
Protest against internment


Belmarsh prison: Sunday 3 October 2004, from 12 noon





Tell the Law Lords: No to Internment, No to Torture!




NO JUSTICE:


Britain continues to hold 14 foreign nationals who have never been charged with any offence.

The supposed evidence against them remains secret. They were never questioned by the police. They have not been put on trial.

These men are detained under the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001, which allows the Home Secretary to detain indefinitely any foreign nationals if he has reasonable suspicion that they have links with international terrorism. At hearings last year, the government acknowledged that some of the evidence could have been obtained by torturing detainees elsewhere, e.g. Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib.


Partly on those grounds, the legal basis has been challenged by the detainees¹ lawyers. In August a 2-1 majority on the High Court ruled that evidence from torture could be admissible, even if UK agents were present, provided that they did not carry it out. Clearly this gives a green light to torture around the world. The High Court judgement will be reviewed by the Law Lords, starting on 4 October. Hence our protest on the day before. Most of the political prisoners are being held in high security at HMP Belmarsh, in cells described as concrete coffins and in conditions which are tantamount to torture. It is cruel and inhuman treatment to keep people locked up in isolation, without any prospect of release or trial, and without telling them why they are detained or when they might be released.



We demand the immediate release of those detained without trial or charge them and conduct a fair trial.





Speakers include:



Ashfaq Ahmed (Babar Ahmed¹s father)
Shami Shakrabarti (Director of Liberty)
Gareth Peirce (human rights lawyer)
Victoria Brittain (writer and journalist)
Jean Lambert (MEP)
Dr Adnan Siddiqui (Stop Political Terror)
Dr G. Siddiqui (Leader of the Muslim Parliament)
Saghir Hussein (Association of Muslim Lawyers)
Tim Gopsill, (National Union of Journalists)
Harmit Athwal (CARF)
Desiree Howells (Peace & Justice in East London)
Paul Donovan (journalist)
Nasser Butt (Chair of Liberal DemOcrat Muslim Forum)




Come and protest at Belmarsh; let the detainees know that they have not been forgotten! Let us help them and fulfill our duty of Brotherhood!


Directions & trains: Belmarsh prison is on Western Way, London, SE28, just north of Plumstead station. Trains leave every half-hour (e.g. 11.01am, 11.31am) from Charing Cross to Plumstead station, arriving a half-hour later. Trains stop on the way at London Bridge and Greenwich. From East London, you can connect via the DLR going from Stratford to Greenwich stations.



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JUSTICE FOR UK POLITICAL PRISONERS



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