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Father of Jack Letts ‘cannot get psychological care’ because of Prevent | Middle East Eye

February 15th, 2020|

The father of a British man being held among suspected Islamic State members in Syria has told Middle East Eye that he has been unable to access confidential psychiatric treatment because of the Prevent Duty. John Letts, the father of Jack Letts, told MEE that he had tried to access mental [...]

The parents treated as terrorists for trying to save their son | Middle East Eye

February 15th, 2020|

When Jack Letts, 18, went to Islamic State-controlled Syria in 2014, his parents thought police wanted to help them get him home. They were wrong From outside, the entrance looked unpromising: a nondescript grey door tucked behind a supermarket and a mosque on a traffic-choked high street in east London. [...]

Prevent and Countering Violent Extremism usher in ‘whole society’ surveillance | openDemocracy

February 15th, 2020|

In the aftermath of Sudesh Amman’s attacks in London on February 2, the Evening Standard London ran as its frontpage an appeal from Counter-terror police chiefs, calling for the public to take a more active role in stopping terror threats. These appeals, alongside refrains such as “communities defeat terrorism”, and calls [...]

Ministers refuse to reveal how many extremists they have stripped of British citizenship | The Independent

February 15th, 2020|

The government has refused to reveal how many people have been deprived of their British citizenship in the past two years after dramatically increasing its use of controversial powers to prevent the return of Isis members. The number of people subjected to the measure rose by more than 600 per cent in 2017, despite an [...]

Outrage at the Prevent policy should not be exclusively reserved for Extinction Rebellion | Varsity

February 8th, 2020|

In light of Extinction Rebellion being labelled as an extremist ideology, student campaigner Stella Swain argues that much of the outrage surrounding this is misplaced Earlier this month, The Guardian revealed that the climate campaign group, Extinction Rebellion (XR), had been placed on a list of “extremist ideologies” under the [...]

Police Scotland sent out guide listing Extinction Rebellion with neo-Nazis | UK news | The Guardian

February 8th, 2020|

Guide listing environment protest groups alongside white supremacists had been widely condemned Scottish counter-terrorism officers sent out a controversial guide listing Extinction Rebellion and Greenpeace alongside neo-Nazi groups within the past few weeks, despite widespread condemnation of the document. Police Scotland confirmed to the Guardian that it had circulated documents listing the environment protest [...]

Terror police’s Extinction Rebellion ‘risk report’ sent out a year ago | Environment | The Guardian

February 8th, 2020|

  Police say Rising Up report was commissioned as group had a ‘large following’ and concluded XR was not a threat Counter-terrorism chiefs ordered a formal assessment of whether Extinction Rebellion was a national security threat one year ago and then sent a secret report about the group to police forces, the [...]

Government to be challenged in court over Prevent reviewer | UK news | The Guardian

February 8th, 2020|

Legal action from Rights Watch (UK) comes amid spate of terror attacks in London The government’s failure to appoint an independent reviewer of its Prevent strategy and assess the controversial de-radicalisation programme’s effectiveness is to be challenged in court. The decision by Rights Watch (UK) to initiate legal action against the Home Office [...]

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