MPS OPPOSE TERROR DETENTION
Ramadhan Foundation welcomes Parliament’s joint Committee on Human
Rights report opposing further extensions to detention of terror
suspects. There has been no evidence from any interested party
that can justify further extensions to the 28 day detention, there has
only been one case where the suspects were kept close to 28 days, and
three of these suspects were released without charge.
whole country wish to see the nation protected from terrorism, but this
should never be done with the erosion of civil liberties and
presumption of innocence.
further welcome the Committee’s comments that any debate on further
extension should be based on evidence not hearsay or hypothetical
situations. The government must be very careful when proposing
further extensions. We encourage the Government to agree to
an annual report detailing all detention beyond 14 days.
Shazad Anwar, Chief Executive of the Foundation comments:
Ramadhan Foundation welcomes Parliament’s Joint committee on Human
Rights report into the Terror Detention Plans by the Government.
are very clear that the Police and others have not provided any
evidence of any case that required longer detention beyond the current
28 days. The Committee is right to oppose the 56 day detention
proposal and they join a majority of British people who believe in due
process of law and presumption of innocence.
urge the government to not proceed with this dangerous erosion of Civil
Liberties that have taken generations to achieve”
Notes for editors
Ramadhan Foundation is the UK's leading Muslim youth organisation that
is working for peaceful co-existence and dialogue for all
communities. Based in Greater Manchester and working to also
create the platform for Muslim unity amongst our communities in the UK.
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