Human Rights

Gita Sahgal on NDTV

This is an interview with Gita Sahgal on Indian TV network NDTV. Hear her side of the Amnesty International and Moazzam Begg story.

Amnesty International are standing by Begg. Here is the UK branch advertising another run of a film by his ever faithful disciple Andy Worthington, this time at the University of Kent on Thursday.

The Past, Present and Future of Guantanamo

Date: Thu 18 March 2010

To mark the 7th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, there will be a film showing of Outside the Law: Stories from Guantanamo, a film by Polly Nash and Andy Worthington. The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with Omar Deghayes -a former Guantanamo prisoner- and one of the films directors, Andy Worthington.

Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo tells the story of Guantánamo, and includes sections on ‘extraordinary rendition’ and secret prisons, explaining how the Bush administration turned its back on domestic and international laws, how prisoners were rounded up in Afghanistan and Pakistan without adequate screening (and often for bounty payments), and why some of these men may have been in Afghanistan or Pakistan for reasons unconnected with militancy or terrorism (as missionaries or humanitarian aid workers, for example).

Amnesty has company. It appears that Lord Ahmed and Human Rights Watch too are still prepared to campaign with Begg. This has been posted on the website of the fans of al Qaeda preacher Anwar al Awlaki, Cageprisoners:

Tuesday 30th of March
British Human Rights Abuses and Complicity in Torture

The House of Lords

Lord Ahmad (chairperson)
Tom Porteous (Directs Human Rights Watch’s London)
Moazzam Begg

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