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Ricin, the plot that never was
Human Rights Politiks United Kingdom

Ricin, the plot that never was

In recent years, the fear of terrorism has caused governments and individuals alike to react to perceived threats more strongly, and, unfortunately, sometimes unfairly. Because of this, sometimes even a non-guilty verdict is not enough to clear one’s name. Such was the case with the ricin trial of 2004, in […]

Political Prisoner recounts his ‘Chronicles of the other Cell’
Book reviews Human Rights Latin America

Political Prisoner recounts his ‘Chronicles of the other Cell’

Following his arrest on 22nd May 2009, sociologist and university professor Miguel Ángel Beltrán was charged with recruiting for and collaborating with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).  The charges brought against Beltrán are based on alleged correspondence between the academic and the former FARC guerrilla leader Raúl Reyes, […]

Rally for Gaza
Human Rights United Kingdom

Rally for Gaza

To be held on January 18th in London at 7pm, this will mark the second anniversary of the end of Israel’s brutal Operation Cast Lead. Two years later and Gaza are still far from recovering from the destruction caused by Operation Cast lead. Infrastructure has still not been repaired, families […]

Free legal aid at risk
Human Rights Movement

Free legal aid at risk

Action has begun over warnings about the budget cuts that the Lib-Con government wants to carry out regarding the free legal aid system (Legal Aid). The initiative has been taken by the Justice for All campaign, a coalition formed by more than 1,000 groups of legal agencies and consultancies that […]