5th December 2013 EHRC analysis suggests stereotyping rather than intelligence may be key factor in use of counter-terrorism powers Fresh concerns that Asian people are more than 11 times more likely than white people to be stopped at British airports and ports and questioned...Read More
Date: 21st November 2013 In this guest blog Super Cyan returns to the question of legal advice under Schedule 7, Terrorism Act 2000. Having previously guest blogged on issues regarding Schedule 7 (Sch 7) to the Terrorism Act 2000 here and here I am once again picking up my...Read More
November 24th 2013 Elosta v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis  EWHC 3397 – Read Judgment The High Court has held that a person detained for questioning under the Terrorism Act 2000 is entitled to consult with a solicitor in person prior to answering...Read More
67,000 people are stopped and searched at airports and ports in the UK by police officials under a power known as Schedule 7. This session will look at: - What is Schedule 7? - What it allows officials to do - YOUR RIGHTS - What has been done to challenge this power - How to...Read More
25th October 2013 Coalition for free speech joins High Court legal action following controversial detention of journalist’s partner at Heathrow Airport Lawyers for a coalition of media and free speech organisations have joined the High Court legal action brought by David...Read More
24th October 2013 A British Libyan is challenging the Metropolitan Police and the home secretary over the right to a solicitor when stopped entering the UK under controversial Schedule 7 powers. The man claims he was denied a lawyer to be present when detained, searched...Read More
16th October 2013 The Guardian covers the report by the joint committee on human rights (JCHR) scrutinising provisions contained in the Anti-Social, Crime and Policing Bill which is currently before Parliament. The JCHR report covers the amendments to the Schedule 7 powers,...Read More
10th October 2013 Met delays over investigating detention of innocent Muslims left IPCC ‘with no option but to take matter to High Court’ Scotland Yard acted unlawfully after failing to fully investigate claims that innocent Muslims were detained and harassed at airports...Read More
"Who would have thought that in 21st century Britain we would have a law which does not give you the right to legal representation, does not give you the right to remain silent and be held for 9 hours without arrest"
At Cageprisoners we receive a number of calls each week complaining about the treatment that Muslims are receiving by various agencies. It is time to redress the balance by informing the public of their rights.
Every year approximately 70000 people are stopped under Schedule 7 powers in the UK. The profile of the persons stopped and the questions asked point towards discrimination against people belonging to a certain faith.