POSTED BY CAGE ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
Muhammad Rabbani stood trial today defending the confidentiality of a torture victim. Following the judge’s verdict of a conditional discharge and costs amounting to £620, he addressed the gathered supporters and members of the press with the following statement:
“I want to thank my lawyers and supporters who were here for me today. Of course the decision is not one that we had been hoping for, but the judge understood and expressed this case is complicated.
As the judge mentioned:
“the importance of passwords and privacy cannot be overstated in the 21st century”
Today’s judgement based on the judge’s and prosecution’s acceptance that I am of good character and worthy of belief, highlights the absurdity of the schedule 7 law.
They accept that at no point was I under suspicion, and that ultimately this was a matter of having been profiled at a port. There are important implications for our collective privacy as s.7 acts as a digital strip search.
I took the decision to not raise the details of an important torture case before my arrest, and ultimately I have been convicted of protecting the confidentiality of my client.
If privacy and confidentiality are crimes, then the law stands condemned.
CAGE and I are glad we brought this case, and the result indicates that our only option is to change the law. Schedule 7 actively discriminates, and this will hopefully be the start of a number of legal challenges as more people take courage to come forward. We will be appealing this decision and we have won the moral argument.”
NOTE: CAGE represents cases of individuals based on the remit of our work. Supporting a case does not mean we agree with the views or actions of the individual. Content published on CAGE may not reflect the official position of our organisation.
“To all those who get brave when they are behind the safety of the mobile phone screens or computer monitor, yet act polite and innocent in real life. Remember that Allaah is always watching, even when you’re alone.” #beReal #beYourself
The above pic is funny, but not as funny as the article I’ve linked in below showing the sheet stupidity of vast numbers of the US public…
Gingerbeardman does not often bake gingerbreadmen but when he does, they are the best tasting gingerbreadmen around…
Here showing is some of the ‘wonderful’ icing ihram and kaaba inspired design work for our Eid al Adha themed gingerbread biscuits.
Eid Mubarak to you all from Gingerbeardman and family!
The future of Masjid al Haraam, with the same or perhaps worse at Masjid an Nabawi should ahlul bidah get their way again.
“And their prayer at the House (Ka’bah) was nothing but whistling and clapping of hands. So taste the torment because of what you used to disbelieve.”
Surah Al-Anfaal, 8:35
“We already have those among us who are sympathetic to the LGBTQ supporters…who knows what’s next!”
‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr narrated:
“The Prophet peace and blessings be upon him) said: “My Ummah will face what Bani Israel faced step by step, even if one of them approached his mother publicly (sexually) there will be one of my Ummah who will approach his mother.
And verily the Bani Israel divided into seventy two sects and my nation would divide into seventy three sects, all are to hell except one (sect).“ We asked “which one is saved?” the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Those who remain on which I and my Companions remain” (Tirmidhi)
Abu Salamah, and Abu Huraira narrated:
“The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “My Ummah will face what Bani Israel faced step by step, even if one of them approached his mother publicly (sexually) there will be one of my Ummah who will approach his mother. The people of Israel divided into 72 sects, my Ummah will divide into 73 sects, all of them are in the Hellfire, and one of them is in Paradise.” We asked, “Which one is saved?” the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “The one that is on what me and my Companions are on today.”” [Sunan ibn Majah, Kitab Al Fitan]
~ Post originally by Younus Kathrada