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Pakistan crisis: eyewitness report from Karachi

06 November 2007
Within 24 hours of it being declared, over 200 people defied the state of emergency to gather on the steps of the Karachi press club.

The sentencing of Mohammed Atif Siddique

30 October 2007
In Edinburgh High Court last week, Mohammed Atif Siddique, a 21 year old Scottish born Muslim student, was sentenced to eight years in prison for terrorism offences.

Jean Charles de Menezes trial

16 October 2007
The Metropolitan Police commander who ordered the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes knew the Brazilian was not one of the 21 July bombers some time before he was killed, a court heard last week.

German MPs want more war

16 October 2007
The German parliament voted to keep German troops in Afghanistan last Friday.

Jean Charles de Menezes: Israel advised Met Police on suicide bombings

09 October 2007
A senior police officer giving evidence in the trial of the Metropolitan Police over the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, said that the Israeli security forces had given advice to the Met on handling suicide bombers.

Mohammed Atif Siddique: civil rights queries over ‘terrorist’ conviction

25 September 2007
The family of Mohammed Atif Siddique – known as Atif – wept as the 21 year old student was found guilty of several counts of terrorism in the high court in Glasgow last week.

Judges halt deportations

31 July 2007
The deportation of three Algerian men accused of terrorism was halted by appeal court judges on Tuesday who ruled that the government could not be certain that they would be safe from torture after they were sent back.

British helped US in abduction

31 July 2007
British resident Bisher al-Rawi last week exposed the horrific events that he endured when he was abducted by US agents and taken to Gunatanamo Bay in Cuba in 2003. He also revealed the role that British MI5 agents played in his abduction.

Jean Charles de Menezes: still no justice two years on

24 July 2007
The Jean Charles de Menezes campaign projected this image on the houses of Parliament on Friday of last week. They were commemorating two years since the 27-year-old Brazilian was shot dead by police. For more go to <a href="" target = "_blank">»</a>

Call for troops home wins wide support at Scotland United Against Terror rally

10 July 2007
The Scotland United Against Terror rally held in Glasgow last Saturday was called by a coalition of Muslim organisations.

Babar Ahmad extradition put on hold

20 June 2007
The European Court of Human Rights has requested that a hold be placed on the imminent extradition of British citizen Babar Ahmad to allow them to give the case "proper consideration".

Anti-Bush demos in Italy and Poland

12 June 2007
Rome takes on Bush

Guantanamo trial collapses

05 June 2007
The US government faced further legal embarrassment on Monday of this week when a military judge threw out charges against two Guantanamo Bay detainees.

‘I took a picture of Tower Bridge and was arrested for terrorism’

29 May 2007
Government ministers and police chiefs are demanding new powers to allow the police to stop and search people in the streets if they suspect them of terrorism. These powers echo the notorious "sus laws" of the 1970s.

Detainee beats off deportation

15 May 2007
An Algerian asylum seeker who was cleared of involvement in the so called "ricin terror plot" has won a court battle against government attempts to deport him.

Questions that remain over fertiliser 'bomb plot'

01 May 2007
This week’s "bomb plot trial" verdicts have not satsified all questions about the case.

Letter from Beeston residents protests at arrests

10 April 2007
On 22 March, three South Asian men were arrested in Beeston. Subsequently it has been reported that they were being held for questioning in relation to bomb attacks in London. Police were given first one week and subsequently another week’s extension to hold the men for questioning in London.

Free the Guantanamo Bay hostages

07 April 2007
Bisher al-Rawi, a British resident incarcerated in Guantanamo Bay after being detained in Gambia in 2002, finally came home on Monday of this week. Abu Bakr Deghayes, brother of British detainee Omar Deghayes, spoke to Socialist Worker about why the camp should be shut down for good

Deported from Britain to torture

03 March 2007
The ruling that Muslim cleric Abu Qatada can be deported to Jordan because he faces "no real risk of persecution" there has highlighted the question of international removal pacts.

Nasty Nick Cohen’s attack fails to hit his targets

24 February 2007
Socialists welcome criticism. Our arguments always need sharpening, and a good debate is an excellent way to do this. Unfortunately, the journalist Nick Cohen’s new book, What’s Left?, isn’t much help in this (or any other) respect.

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