Published in: openDemocracyUKBanning books in Britain, fifty years after Lady Chatterley
The main charges against Faraz were brought under the Terrorism Act 2006, and included the dissemination of terrorism publications, and also section 58, which makes possession of material related to terrorism an offence.
Published in: openDemocracyUKControl Orders lite - the cosmetic coalition
Control orders place individuals suspected of being an extremist threat under a variant of house arrest without them being charged or being able to defend themselves. They breach a fundamental principle of justice the government said it would restore. It hasn't.
Published in: HomeDangerous game: a reply to Gita Sahgal and her supporters
In the week following June 26, International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the co-author with Moazzam Begg of his book Enemy Combatant: the terrifying true story of a Briton in Guantanamo, comes to the defence of his work and that of Cageprisoners. A bitter controversy has only fed Islamophobia, demonised an innocent person, and obscured the real human rights issues at stake