Prevent programme used to spy on Muslims – The Muslim NewsThe Muslim News

2019-09-19T15:01:28+00:00 September 19th, 2019|Prevent in the News|

The appointment of cross-bench peer Lord Carlile to lead an independent review of the Prevent programme has been slammed

Home Office mentors are gathering information on their clients in supposed “confidential” de-radicalisation meetings and sharing it with police for terrorism investigations into the very people they are counselling, leaked documents have revealed.

The paid mentors, who include Islamic scholars and counter-extremism experts vetted and approved by the Government, routinely file an “intervention session report” after each mentoring session, according to the Sunday Times.

The reports provide a “vulnerability assessment” of a client, their “capability” of carrying out a violent act and “new relevant background information” which details the personal material that was obtained, including their “susceptibility to indoctrination” and state of “mental health”, the newspaper said.

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