Will isolating Islamic extremists in UK prisons stop radicalisation?

Domiciliary Prisonsource: Prison Watch UK
published: 8 September 2016

The British tabloid press has recently been alive with headlines of self-styled emirs, hate-preaching imams and jihadi books in prisons. Their ire only increased when radical preacher Anjem Choudary was convicted of swearing allegiance to Islamic State.

The government has responded by announcing a new strategy whereby the most dangerous extremists are to be isolated within high-security “prisons within prisons” to stop them from radicalising others.

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Eritrea urged to free Dawit Isaak, and all detained journalists

Dawit Isaak
Dawit Isaak

source: International Press Institute
published: 23 June 2016

Following Eritrea’s announcement this week that Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak is alive after nearly 15 years behind bars without trial or official charge, the International Press Institute (IPI) renewed its call for the release of Isaak and all journalists detained there in connection with their work.

Eritrean Foreign Affairs Minister Osman Saleh made the announcement on Monday, but added that the journalist will only be sentenced when the government decides it is ready to do so.

Eritrea detained Isaak in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in the United States on allegations of support for terrorism amid a general crackdown on dissent in Eritrea ahead of elections that were later cancelled without explanation.

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Tony Blair ‘will not be investigated for breaking international law’ in the Iraq War inquiry

Tony Blairsource: The Independent
published: 27 May 2016

Tony Blair will not be investigated for breaking any laws in the Iraq War inquiry report, despite claims the intervention was illegal.

Sources close to the inquiry, also known as the Chilcot Report, said it would “not seek to determine the guilt of innocence of anybody on trial”, according to The Sunday Telegraph.

The report, due to be published in July, will not make “any judgements on the legality or anything like that, that is not the purpose [of the report]”, the source said.

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