Innocence can only be lost once

Yvonne Ridley, patron of CAGE, writes for Middle East Monitor on the recent shootings in Canada - drawing parallel with the attacks in London in 2005 - intervention in Iraq being the sole cause of such attacks. Where Canada claims it has only now "lost its innocence" - in fact this innocence was lost a long time ago; its participation in the War on Terror and intervening in conflicts that are not its own have become common place.

Oct 27, 2014 Yvonne Ridley Article
The War on Terror reaches South Africa in the guise of ‘fighting crime’

Karen Jayes, South African author and journalist discusses the legality surrounding the recent legislation passed in South Africa authorising the use of drones. Unmanned Ariel Vehicles are often used for surveillance and the launching of missiles; it is a tool which has in the past been used to kill individuals such as British citizens Mohammed Sakr and Belal Berjawi - as part of the "War on Terror" - completely devoid of any due process.

Oct 24, 2014 Karen Jayes Article
CAGE flags serious concerns with extension of Terrorism Act beyond UK borders

(London, UK) CAGE has raised serious questions in relation to a clause within the Serious Crime Bill which allows the British government to prosecute individuals they deem to be preparing for acts of terrorism from outside UK jurisdiction.

Oct 23, 2014 Editor Press Release
CAGE submission raises serious questions regarding government’s move to prosecute individuals outside the jurisdiction

CAGE’s submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights on human rights issues in the Serious Crime Bill has been referenced by the Committee, serious questions were raised and considered in relation to a clause which allows the government to prosecute individuals preparing acts of terrorism outside UK jurisdiction.

Oct 23, 2014 Editor Article
Three voices on Belmarsh prison

We share three personal accounts of time spent behind bars in Belmarsh prison, where Moazzam Begg was held for 7 months before all charges charges against him were dropped. A place where brotherhood and faith can be found but also a place where you are forced to feel humiliated and dehumanised.

Oct 15, 2014 Various Article
And then they came for our parents

Fahad Ansari dissects the latest Prevent-led initiative which is being pushed through a well known YouTuber. The video reduces legitimate grievances with Western foreign policy and foreign intervention to "hate" and condemns all forms of violence as unlawful without considering the legitimate right of resistance and self-defence when faced with violent oppression.

Oct 15, 2014 Fahad Ansari Article
Tarik Hassane: CAGE concerned by alarmist reporting and violence

CAGE is alarmed at the violent manner by which the police raided the house of Tarik Hassane, and by the alarmist media reporting that jeopardises the Rule of law.

Oct 09, 2014 Editor Article
Amnesty International's public statement: Collapsed prosecution of Moazzam Begg

Amnesty International’s public statement of support for Moazzam Begg and call on the UK government to review terrorism legislation – is welcomed by CAGE. The treatment Moazzam has endured from the UK authorities can only be described as harassment. Moazzam’s case is illustrative of the overly broad definition of terrorism and it’s infringement on the principal of legal certainty – which can lead to arbitrary or discriminatory prosecutions.

Oct 08, 2014 Editor Article

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