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More white people arrested over terrorism than any other ethnic group for second year in a row | The Independent

May 4th, 2020|

The number of white terror suspects being arrested in the UK has outstripped those of Asian appearance for the second year in a row. Official figures showed that that 117 white people were arrested on suspicion of terror offences in 2019, compared with 111 Asian suspects and 21 black suspects. “The proportion [...]

Counter-terrorism programmes are violating human rights, UN expert says | Middle East Eye

May 4th, 2020|

'Violations of the rights of religious and ethnic minorities are being enabled by 'deradicalisation' policies and practice,' says UN special rapporteur Counter-extremism programmes, including those employed in the United Kingdom and the United States, are contributing to human rights violations, according to a United Nations expert. A report submitted to the Human Rights [...]

UK counter-extremism programme violates human rights, UN expert says | The Independent

May 4th, 2020|

Britain’s controversial counter-extremism programme violates human rights, a United Nations expert has said. A report issued on Wednesday suggested that Prevent should be scrapped in its current form, because it targets ill-defined “extremism” as well as violence and terrorism. The special rapporteur, Fionnuala Ni Aolain, expressed concern over the duty placed on teachers, social [...]

Children of man convicted of terrorism offences to be assessed for radicalisation

May 4th, 2020|

Bosses at Luton Borough Council want to know whether the man's children have been exposed to a "risk of radicalisation" The children of a man convicted of terrorism offences should be assessed by social services specialists to see if they have been radicalised, senior judges have said. Bosses at Luton [...]

Muslim school kids “taught to spy on each other” – 5Pillars

March 1st, 2020|

5Pillars has been told that two schools in the UK have been trying to train Muslim pupils to effectively spy on each other. Prevent Watch, which monitors the government’s controversial counter-extremism programme, told 5Pillars that the schools, one in Birmingham and one in Slough, have been training, or attempting to train, [...]

UK venues could face legal duty to provide protection from terrorism | Politics | The Guardian

March 1st, 2020|

Home Office to consult on plan affecting owners of concert halls and shopping centres The owners and operators of businesses and public spaces such as concert halls, shopping centres and parks will be legally bound to protect such venues from terrorism under a new statutory duty proposed by the government. [...]

Revealed: how teachers could unwittingly trigger counter-terror inquiries | UK news | The Guardian

March 1st, 2020|

Exclusive: leaked document shows Prevent strategy is more about monitoring extremists than safeguarding the vulnerable, campaigners say Teachers, doctors and other public-sector workers could unwittingly spark counter-terrorism inquiries when they seek advice about the government’s controversial Prevent strategy, sensitive documents seen by the Guardian reveal. A heavily redacted copy of the [...]

Environment and animal rights activists being referred to Prevent programme | UK news | The Guardian

March 1st, 2020|

Types of ‘concerns’ identified include far-left and anti-Isis extremism, FoI request reveals Environmental and animal rights activists have been referred to the government’s controversial anti-radicalisation programme, the Home Office has admitted. Responding to a freedom of information request, the Home Office provided a breakdown of reasons behind referrals of individuals [...]

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