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
Prime Minister admits appeal by Begg, "fell on deaf ears" - CAGE responds to PM Cameron

CAGE is alarmed that Mr Begg's appeals, "fell on deaf ears" - evidently of both IS and the UK government.

Oct 07, 2014 Editor Article
CAGE reveals government's squandered opportunities in efforts to secure Alan Henning release

The view that the British government should have done more to secure the release of Alan Henning is today compounded by revelations from CAGE that the government squandered an opportunity to secure his release when they arrested Moazzam Begg and targeted advocacy organisation CAGE earlier this year.

Oct 07, 2014 Editor Press Release

This letter from a number of prominent human rights academics, activists and lawyers was published in the Guardian in response to revelations that a number of British government agencies were responsible for detaining Moazzam Begg unlawfully and the wider implications this has had on the Muslim community.

Oct 06, 2014 Editor Article
Home Secretary Theresa May should resign over attacks on British values

Theresa May likes talking tough and it's an open secret that she harbours ambitions to be the Conservative Party's next leader. The British home secretary devoted a large part of her speech at the party's Birmingham conference this week targeting the Muslim community and talking up the threat of "Islamist extremism".

Oct 05, 2014 Yvonne Ridley Article

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