Database of Arrests

Monitoring UK 'terror' raids and trials.

Database of Arrests

The Antagonist
Joined: 25 Nov 2005, 11:41

08 Sep 2006, 14:34 #1

Salaam.co.uk runs a comprehensive database of arrests which endeavours to keep track of Muslims arrested and detained around the country, along with details of their fates, as determined by the state that has criminalised nigh-on everything and nigh-on everyone in the processs. In the days when taking photos of tourist landmarks renders someone guilty of 'terrorist reconnaisance', and owning an A-Z or a GCSE chemistry book renders someone guilty of being in possession of 'information likely to be useful to a terrorist', keeping tabs on the disappeared is a thoroughly good idea, so here's a thread for any other news reports of the ongoing round-up, as and when they appear.

Edit: I just noticed that as part of the 14 arrested during the Chinese restaurant raid, the arrest of one Abu Abdullah also occurred, apparently lifted from his home. For those that don't recall who Abu Abdullah is, he's the Muslim-convert man that ran the world-famous Finsbury Park Mosque and who utters such nonsense as as:


"If any Muslim practices Islam and he doesn't feel any pressure upon his shoulders as in persecution, then this person isn't practicing Islam properly."
Get the low-down on Abu Abdullah, courtesy of PBS
"The problem with always being a conformist is that when you try to change the system from within, it's not you who changes the system; it's the system that will eventually change you." -- Immortal Technique

"The media is the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses." -- Malcolm X

"The eternal fight is not many battles fought on one level, but one great battle fought on many different levels." -- The Antagonist

"Truth does not fear investigation." -- Unknown
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The Antagonist
Joined: 25 Nov 2005, 11:41

12 Sep 2006, 02:06 #2

Spyblog on one of the disappeared:
Control Order evil - imposed after a Not Guilty verdict !
By wtwu

You might think that being arrested under the "thought crime" Terrorism Act 2000 section 58 Collection of information, and being held in Belmarsh prison for (over a year) 9 months, until you face trial, is a bad enough ordeal.

What then, if you are found not guity on all charges and are released, only to have a Control Order under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 slapped on you instead ?

According to The Times, this is what has been done to Rauf Abdullah Mohammed.

There is no evidence whatsoever that the accused is a terrorist - if there had been, it would have been brought before the Court.

Why does the Home Office have such contempt for the Courts and Justice system ?

Surely the Appeal Court Judges must strike down this Control Order ?

The Government's policies are not merely incompetent, they are inspiring actual personal hatred of the Labour politicians and the jobsworth bureaucrats who implement these policies.
The full story:
The Times 
August 30, 2006

Restriction order on cab driver cleared in terror case

By Dominic Kennedy, Rajeev Syal and Richard Ford

AN IRAQI minicab driver cleared yesterday of making videos of potential terrorist targets was immediately placed under a Home Office control order to restrict his movements, The Times has learnt.

Rauf Abdullah Mohammed, who came to Britain as an asylum-seeker six years ago, was found not guilty of four charges of making or possessing a video of potential terrorist targets, including Big Ben and the London Eye.

Minutes after the verdict, he was placed under a control order which allows the Home Office to restrict where he goes and who he meets. An order can also curb access to telephones and the internet and permit police to enter a suspect’s home at any time.

Civil liberties groups last night criticised the issuing of the control order for Mr Rauf, saying that it amounted to a secretive, watered-down version of a conviction.

Mr Rauf, 26, was accused at Woolwich Crown Court, southeast London, of making a record of information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism. He put his face in his hands and sobbed as the foreman of the jury panel read out the not guilty verdicts.

The prosecution alleged that he had toured London, listening to music that praised martyrdom and speaking of killing Western leaders, including Tony Blair.

The video, made in September 2003, also contained a speech by Osama bin Laden and footage of the Houses of Parliament and Park Lane hotels. The prosecution claimed that shots of Paddington Green police station, where terrorist suspects are interrogated, were evidence that the video was part of a terrorist plot.

Mr Rauf was heard on the video calling for the death of world leaders, the court was told. “God willing, now we go to Tony Blair, God willing we slay him. Tony Blair, George Bush, Berlusconi and Rumsfeld, all of them, God willing,” he said.

Defence counsel claimed that the video was only a souvenir intended for Mr Rauf’s relatives abroad. It also included shots of Edgware Road, the Central London area that is home to many Arabs, they said.

Maz Ibrahim, a Sudanese student, testified that he helped Mr Rauf to make the film as a keepsake. He was heard on tape saying: “Rauf is planning a bombing operation.”

This comment, Mr Ibrahim said, was an example of the men’s ironic sense of humour. Mr Rauf, he claimed, was bearded and fitted the visual stereotype of a Muslim terrorist, which they joked about.

Lawrence McNulty, Mr Rauf’s counsel, claimed that he was in effect the victim of a set-up by a government desperate for terrorist convictions to justify its foreign policy. The trial, he said, discouraged innocent Muslims in the community from helping the authorities.

The jury returned four not guilty verdicts, relating to possession and making of the original and a copy of the video.

Mr Rauf, born in Baghdad to a Kurdish-Arabian family, paid $4,000 (£2,200) in 2000 to be smuggled to Britain in the back of a lorry. On his arrival he applied for political asylum and went on to work as a minicab driver in East London. He had failed his driving test, and applied for a driver’s permit using his brother’s name.

Since his arrival in Britain, he had travelled extensively across the Muslim world, including to Syria and Iraq.

The Home Office had taken steps to deport him in January last year on the ground that his presence was “not conducive to the public good”, sources said. The Home Office withdrew his deportation notice last November, when the Crown Prosecution Service decided to press charges relating to the video.

A Home Office minister applied to a judge in private for the control order. John Reid, the Home Secretary, is on holiday. After the verdict, a Home Office spokesman said: “We have contingency plans in place to deal with restricting this man’s movements.”

But Gareth Crossman, policy director of Liberty, said: “Unfortunately it appears that control orders have become a ‘conviction lite’, being used as a sanction where a jury has acquitted. The Government has not heeded repeated warnings that control orders involve secret courts and secret evidence that are not compatible with the right to a fair trial.”

Source: The Times
"The problem with always being a conformist is that when you try to change the system from within, it's not you who changes the system; it's the system that will eventually change you." -- Immortal Technique

"The media is the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses." -- Malcolm X

"The eternal fight is not many battles fought on one level, but one great battle fought on many different levels." -- The Antagonist

"Truth does not fear investigation." -- Unknown
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The Antagonist
Joined: 25 Nov 2005, 11:41

15 Sep 2006, 01:15 #3

Man charged under terror act
Press Association

Thursday September 14, 2006 10:43 PM


A man has been charged with two counts of possessing information likely to be useful to a terrorist and two other terrorism charges, Scotland Yard said.

Akber Butt, 19, of Southall, was charged with two counts of possessing without reasonable excuse a record of information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, contrary to the Terrorism Act 2000.

He was also charged with two counts of possessing an article in circumstances which give rise to reasonable suspicion that its possession is for a purpose connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism, contrary to the same Act.

He remains in custody and will appear at City of Westminster magistrates court on Friday.

Four other men arrested in the same operation will stand trial in April accused of having information likely to be of use in terrorism.

Students Aitzaz Zafar, 19, Usman Malik, 19, and Awaab Iqbal, 19, all of Bradford, and Irfan Raja, 18, of Ilford, Essex, deny possessing and making documents for use in terrorism.

The charges they face relate to documents, CDs and computers containing items such as photographs of the 9/11 bombers and a military guide to terrorism.

© Copyright Press Association Ltd 2006, All Rights Reserved.

Source: The Guardian
Interesting charges, almost as if The State is trying to criminalise research into events like 9/11.
"The problem with always being a conformist is that when you try to change the system from within, it's not you who changes the system; it's the system that will eventually change you." -- Immortal Technique

"The media is the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses." -- Malcolm X

"The eternal fight is not many battles fought on one level, but one great battle fought on many different levels." -- The Antagonist

"Truth does not fear investigation." -- Unknown
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Bridget
Joined: 26 Nov 2005, 01:46

15 Sep 2006, 15:38 #4

Interesting last sentence, I wonder if this is because 2 are from Leeds?
Man, 19, charged under Terror Act
BBC News
Friday 15th Sep 2006

A 19-year-old man has been charged under the Terrorism Act with two counts of possessing information likely to be useful to a terrorist.
Akber Butt, from Southall, west London, is also accused of two other terrorism charges, said Scotland Yard.

He is due to appear before City of Westminster magistrates on Friday.

Four other men are accused of having information likely to be of use in terrorism as part of the same inquiry and are due to stand trial in April.

Usman Malik, 20, Awaab Iqbal, 19, both from Bradford, Aitzaz Zafar, 19, from Rochdale, and Irfan Raja, 18, from Ilford, Essex, were charged in March.

Mr Butt was arrested and charged with possessing a record of information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism after attending a central London police station on Thursday.

He is also accused of two counts of possessing an article which could be used for the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.

Mr Malik, Mr Iqbal and Mr Zafar were charged under Section 58 of the Act and appeared before Bow Street magistrates in March accused of holding information likely to be useful to a terrorist.

Mr Raja, who appeared alongside them, was accused of making a record of information likely to be useful to a terrorist.

The charge against him relates to information he downloaded on a computer.

The investigation is separate from the inquiries into the 7 July London bombings, said Scotland Yard.
SPT
�To those who are afraid of the truth, I wish to offer a few scary truths; and to those who are not afraid of the truth, I wish to offer proof that the terrorism of truth is the only one that can be of benefit to the proletariat.� -- On Terrorism and the State, Gianfranco Sanguinetti
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The Antagonist
Joined: 25 Nov 2005, 11:41

01 Oct 2006, 01:03 #5

Saturday, 30 September 2006, 15:44 GMT 16:44 UK

Police concern after man abducted

A 55-year-old man has been abducted in the southside of Glasgow.

Javed Mukhtar was last seen on Saturday morning in Shawmoss Road, near Pollok Country Park.

Strathclyde Police confirmed they had been called to the area after members of the public reported seeing men with what appeared to be a firearm.

However, no further details have been released. A spokesman for the police urged anyone with any information to contact them.

Source: BBC
"The problem with always being a conformist is that when you try to change the system from within, it's not you who changes the system; it's the system that will eventually change you." -- Immortal Technique

"The media is the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses." -- Malcolm X

"The eternal fight is not many battles fought on one level, but one great battle fought on many different levels." -- The Antagonist

"Truth does not fear investigation." -- Unknown
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numeral
Joined: 04 Dec 2005, 17:55

02 Oct 2006, 11:33 #6

Prisons failing to tackle terror recruitment

Officers call for policy to stop al-Qaida radicalising ethnic minorities in jails

Alan Travis, home affairs editor
Monday October 2, 2006
The Guardian

The prison service has no strategy to tackle al-Qaida operatives radicalising and recruiting young African-Caribbean and other ethnic minority prisoners in British jails, according to prison officers.

Britain now houses more suspected terrorist prisoners - the number is in the high hundreds - than any other European country, with many housed on normal wings alongside ordinary offenders.

The Prison Officers' Association says some of these terrorist prisoners are targeting for radicalisation and recruitment other alienated ethnic minority groups, as well as the smaller number of younger Muslim prisoners, and they are providing "rich pickings". Many of those held, whom they describe as "dangerous and highly capable", are "high up" in groups using the al-Qaida name and their lives have been dedicated to radicalising younger and more vulnerable people.

But senior prison managers have admitted in official correspondence that despite being aware of the problem they are waiting for a recently formed extremist prisoner working group to report before they do anything about it.

The POA has warned the government that urgent steps need to be taken to prevent the more dangerous suspected terrorist prisoners engaging in criminal integration and collusion, as well as their adoption of new radicalising and recruitment techniques.

Terror suspects and convicted terrorists are concentrated in high-security prisons, including Belmarsh in London and Woodhill in Milton Keynes. Despite being given the highest security, category A rating, most are kept on normal prison wings as the resources do not exist to deal with them all in separate secure units.

Steve Gough, the POA's vice-chairman, said he did not think there were "al-Qaida-controlled wings" yet in British prisons but said the stage had already been reached where they were recruiting prisoners sharing their cells or impressionable youngsters in the cell next door.

"Prison staff are very good at intelligence-led surveillance but it is difficult gathering intelligence listening to people who are having conversations in languages you don't understand. There are now many high-profile terrorist prisoners locked up on normal location, on normal wings with any other prisoner instead of in special environments."

The shoe bomber Richard Reid, the son of two non-Muslims, a white mother and a Jamaican father, has revealed how being radicalised while inside Feltham young offenders' institution led to his conversion to violent jihadism.

Lord Carlile, the independent watchdog on the government's anti-terror laws, this year identified the recruitment of radicalised youth in prisons as a problem and raised concerns about the activities of a small number of imams in prisons.

But more than a year after the bombings in London highlighted the need to tackle the radicalisation of Muslims the prison service has admitted that it has done little about it.

Peter Atherton, the deputy director-general of the prison service, has told the POA that "while there are some concerns that some people might be radicalised, there is little hard evidence that it is happening to date".

In a letter to Mr Gough, he disclosed that the prison service has recently formed an extremist prisoner working group, but senior managers are waiting for it to report before drawing up a prison service strategy for combating terrorism.

Meanwhile the Metropolitan police special branch has set up an intelligence unit in the prison service headquarters and there is also a system for monitoring terrorists held in high security.

Mr Gough said this response was entirely inappropriate: "This isn't a problem that will occur in the next few years. This is something the prison service should have been planning for since 9/11."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/terrorism/sto ... 95,00.html
Follow the numbers.
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Bridget
Joined: 26 Nov 2005, 01:46

02 Oct 2006, 12:15 #7

The POA has warned the government that urgent steps need to be taken to prevent the more dangerous suspected terrorist prisoners engaging in criminal integration and collusion, as well as their adoption of new radicalising and recruitment techniques.
Solitary confiment on the cards? Sounds like they're only on remand and not even sentenced yet, I wonder what sort of conditions they are kept in for upto 2 years in some cases?
�To those who are afraid of the truth, I wish to offer a few scary truths; and to those who are not afraid of the truth, I wish to offer proof that the terrorism of truth is the only one that can be of benefit to the proletariat.� -- On Terrorism and the State, Gianfranco Sanguinetti
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