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The arrangement of articles between 2007 (possibly earlier) and 2011 is still a work in progress, hence it is incomplete and follows the complete archive from 2012-2014:

August 2014:

31 August: http://freeomarakhadr.com/2014/08/31/omar-khadr-and-the-validity-of-guantanamo-military-commissions/

Omar Khadr and the Validity of Guantanamo Military Commissions

7 August: http://www.irr.org.uk/news/language-testing-of-asylum-claimants-a-flawed-approach/

Language testing of asylum claimants: a flawed approach

July:

26 July: http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/25161-the-trials-of-alleged-tween-terrorist-omar-khadr-of-canada

The Trials of Alleged Tween Terrorist Omar Khadr of Canada

24 July: http://truth-out.org/news/item/25135-military-commissions-deferring-the-inevitable-at-guantanamo

Military Commissions: Deferring the Inevitable at Guantanamo

June:

26 June: http://opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/aisha-maniar/on-britains-use-of-torture

On Britain’s use of torture

May:

8 May: http://www.irr.org.uk/news/exile-from-the-cis-when-persecution-crosses-borders/

Exile from the CIS: when persecution crosses borders

April:

28 April: http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/23366-american-abu-ghraib-prisoner-disappears

American Abu Ghraib Prisoner “Disappears” [“Disappearance” of Shawki Ahmed Omar]

March:

27 March: http://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/aisha-maniar/out-of-guantanamo-frying-pan-into-russian-fire-Russia-Rasul%20Kudaev

Out of the Guantanamo frying pan into the Russian fire

February:

24 February: http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/22055-a-fate-worse-than-guant%C3%A1namo

A Fate Worse Than Guantanamo? [10 years since release of 7 Russian nationals, including Rasul Kudaev]

20 February: http://www.irr.org.uk/news/lost-in-privatisation-capita-court-interpreting-services-and-fair-trial-rights/

Lost in privatisation: Capita, court interpreting services and fair trial rights

January:

6 January: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/21038-caught-between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place-us-must-ensure-safety-upon-release-for-guantanamo-prisoners

Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place: US Must Ensure Safety Upon Release for Guantánamo Prisoners

2 January: http://ceasefiremagazine.co.uk/hunger-games-riding-roughshod-human-rights-human-dignity/

Comment | The Hunger Games: Riding Roughshod over Human Rights and Human Dignity

November 2013:

13 November: http://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/aisha-maniar/should-britain-offer-asylum-to-afghan-interpreters-who-served-its-forces

Should Britain Offer Asylum to Afghan Interpreters who Served Its Forces?

October 2013:

14 October:  http://www.popularresistance.org/american-prisoner-marks-ninth-year-in-iraqi-jail/

American Prisoner Marks Ninth Year in Iraqi Jail

6 October: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/19220-nine-years-of-injustice-for-american-prisoner-in-iraq

Nine Years of Injustice for American Prisoner in Iraq

3 October http://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/aisha-maniar/time-for-accountability-europe%E2%80%99s-role-in-extraordinary-rendition

Time for accountability: Europe’s role in extraordinary rendition

September 2013:

8 September: http://ceasefiremagazine.co.uk/uk-parliament-invitation-narendra-modi-endorsing-human-rights-violations/

Special Report | The UK’s invitation to Narendra Modi is an endorsement of human rights abuses

July 2013:

31 July: http://ceasefiremagazine.co.uk/american-hunger-strike/

Special Report | American Hunger Strikes [at Guantánamo Bay and in California]

May 2013:

30 May: http://ceasefiremagazine.co.uk/boxed-in-solitary-confinement-prisons/

Analysis | Boxed in: Solitary Confinement in US Prisons

16 May: http://www.irr.org.uk/news/the-fear-that-stalks-asylum-seekers-from-the-russian-federation/

Threats facing asylum seekers from the Russian Federation in the EU

8 May: https://ceasefiremagazine.co.uk/russia-and-us-love/

Special Report | From Russia (and the US) with Love – update on the case of Rasul Kudaev

March 2013:

27 March: http://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/aisha-maniar/off-menu-guant%C3%A1namo-bay-hunger-strike

Off the Menu: Guantánamo Bay Hunger Strike

23 March: http://ceasefiremagazine.co.uk/hunger-strike-guantanamo-enters-critical-stage/

Special Report | Hunger strike at Guantánamo enters critical stage

13 March: http://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/aisha-maniar/show-me-money-can-human-rights-offer-alternative-discourse-of-resistance-to-

Show me the money: Can human rights offer an alternative discourse of resistance to austerity?

5 March: http://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/aisha-maniar/secret-courts-in-britain-blink-and-theyll-be-reality

Secret Courts in Britain: Blink and They’ll Be a Reality

February 2013:

14 February: http://www.irr.org.uk/news/shambolic-and-unworkable-outsourcing-of-court-interpreting-services/

Shambolic and unworkable: outsourcing of court interpreting services

January 2013:

10 January:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiW9GIaCNDs

Gitmore: ‘US Exports Guantanamos Across Planet’

Aisha Maniar speaks to Russia Today about the 11th anniversary of Guantánamo Bay

June 2012:

28 June: http://www.irr.org.uk/news/plastic-bullets-fuel-for-racial-tensions/

Plastic Bullets: Fuel for Racial Tensions?

Prompted by fears that during last summer’s riots, British police forces were preparing to use plastic bullets, activists from Tottenham joined members of parliament and a delegation from the North of Ireland at a recent Westminster press conference to denounce their deployment…

27 June: http://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/aisha-maniar/un-convention-against-torture-25-and-rendered-numb

The UN Convention Against Torture: 25 and Rendered Numb

Yesterday was the twenty-fifth anniversary of the UN Convention Against Torture, one of the most significant international efforts to halt obscene coercive practices. But while progress has been made, stories of unsanctioned techniques carried out in secret provide testimony of what is still to be done…

25 June: http://london.indymedia.org.uk/articles/12462

Halt Extraditions to the US demo, 23 June

Several hundred people joined a demonstration outside Downing Street on Saturday afternoon calling for an end to the extradition of British citizens to the United States under the one-sided Extradition Act 2003. (Video and picture reportage of demonstration against extradition to the US of Babar Ahmad, Gary McKinnon, Talha Ahsan and Richard O’Dwyer).

April 2012:

17 April: http://london.indymedia.org/articles/12086 and http://www.irr.org.uk/news/justice-for-sale-chaos-in-the-courts/

Justice for Sale: Chaos in the Courts

At the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), “privatisation” seems to equate nicely with “efficient public services”. From private-run jails to forensic services, the justice system is up for grabs, without mention of the government’s current plans for secret courts or the Legal Aid bill working its way through parliament right now.

Last summer, legal interpreting services joined the fray, when in August a framework agreement was signed between the MoJ and Applied Language Solutions Ltd (ALS), a private language service provider, to cover courts, the Crown Prosecution Service, prisons and the police….

2011:

17 November: Drone warfare

http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2011/11/488747.html

Game On? “Protest the Drone Wars”

Gaming enthusiasts are often accused of having a distorted perception of reality and blurring the distinction between the virtual and the real. But what if your military day job consists of doing what seems like playing a computer game, while picking off real targets? Where bombs guided by you from a safe distance really “splat” kids on the streets of Kabul, Gaza and Mogadishu? Welcome to the very real world of drone warfare.

2 November: Justice and Security Green Paper

http://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/aisha-maniar/closed-courts-and-secret-evidence-britain%E2%80%99s-own-guantanamo-bay

Closed courts and secret evidence: Britain’s own Guantanamo Bay

The government is attempting to further shield itself from those seeking to obtain secret intelligence. Proposals contained in a new consultation green paper threaten to compromise the British system of open justice and the right to a fair trial.

20 March: Bradley Manning

http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2011/03/476274.html

London Solidarity in Day of Action for Bradley Manning

A demonstration was held outside the US Embassy in London today in solidarity with alleged Wikileaks whistle-blower Bradley Manning as part of a day of action around the world, including in the US and other parts of the Europe and the UK. Around 80 people attended.

17 February: Libya solidarity

http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2011/02/474359.html

“Day of Rage”: Libyan solidarity in London

With protests spreading to Bahrain, Algeria, Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East, Libya joined the fray this week with a planned “day of rage” on 17 February. A solidarity demonstration was held in London outside the Libyan Embassy as well as a pro-regime demonstration at the same time.

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