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Anti-war soldier Joe Glenton is released from military prison

13 July 2010
Joe Glenton, the British soldier who refused to fight in Afghanistan, was released from military prison on Monday after serving four months for going absent without leave (Awol).

Inquiry will continue torture cover-up

13 July 2010
The government has announced an inquiry into the British security services and torture. It is too little too late.

Court rules in favour of Babar Ahmad

13 July 2010
The European Court of Human Rights ruled last week that, after six years in prison without charge, Babar Ahmad should not be extradited to the US. Judges ruled that his extradition should be temporarily frozen due to deep concerns regarding possible "cruel and unusual punishment".

British Muslim: ‘Did Britain set me up to be tortured?’

29 June 2010
Adil has faced state racism in Britain from an early age. "The police harassment started when I was a kid.", he said. "In 1996 me and my brother went to martial arts classes at an Islamic Centre.

Tories keep 28 days terror law

29 June 2010
The Tory-Lib Dem coalition has renewed New Labour’s policy of 28 days’ detention without charge for terror suspects. It shows its claim of being in favour of greater liberties is a sham.

Jail after web comments

29 June 2010
A young man who had initially been accused of encouraging the murder of Gordon Brown and Tony Blair was jailed for five years last week.

Guantanamo detainees seek justice from British government

11 May 2010
The British government is scrambling to keep more evidence of its complicity in torture under wraps after judges dismissed an attempt to suppress it.

Court hears of anger over Gaza

27 April 2010
Martin Askew, who was arrested at the London protests against the Israeli invasion of Gaza, was found guilty on two counts of violent disorder on Tuesday. He will be sentenced on 28 May.

Tortured for 7 years - and the British government knew it

16 March 2010
Muhammad Saad Iqbal Madni is just 32 years old but has difficulty walking even with a walking frame. He is dependent on antibiotics and antidepressants and he can’t hear out of his left ear.

Shocking birth defects in Fallujah

09 March 2010
Children in the Iraqi city of Fallujah are still being born with severe birth defects.

More lies from the government about Binyam Mohamed

02 March 2010
Yet another judge criticised British spies for their complicity in torture last week. And yet again the government responded with lies.

British spies complicit in torture of Binyam Mohamed

16 February 2010
British intelligence is involved in torture.

No justice

09 February 2010
Manufacturers of weapons of mass destruction can pay their way out of the courts. Young people protesting against war crimes are subject to harsh jail terms.

Shifts in the ‘war on terror’ that bring more death

12 January 2010
A number of significant shifts have taken place in the "war on terror" since Christmas. US rhetoric against Yemen has been cranked up since the failed Detroit plane bomber claimed to have been trained in the country.

Yemen is latest target in US war

05 January 2010
Yemen has become the latest "rogue state" to be targeted in the US-led "war on terror".

How Western imperialism has shaped this war-torn country

05 January 2010
Yemen has been ripped apart by decades of war waged by British colonialism, US imperialism and the Western powers’ proxy forces in the region.

Policeman who assaulted Babar Ahmad acquitted of racially aggravated assault

03 November 2009
Babar Ahmad is a south London IT worker who has been in jail for five years. The Metropolitan Police admitted to beating him up in December 2003 and paid him £60,000 in compensation.

London protesters face jail for standing up for Gaza

03 November 2009
Mass arrests of protesters on a scale not seen since the Poll Tax Riot of 1990 have been used against people demonstrating in London for Palestinian rights.

Thousands surge against the war

27 October 2009
"Money for jobs and education, not for war and occupation!"

‘Preventing Violent Extremism’: A dangerous precedent

27 October 2009
The Observer newspaper presented the findings of a major survey into race in Britain in November 2001. One question asked which ethnic community had had the most positive influence on British society. Some 52 percent of respondents replied Asian.

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