Archive for April, 2008

Interesting Feature in Sunday Herald Magazine on Aamer

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on April 27, 2008 by defendaamer

http://www.sundayherald.com/search/display.var.2228423.0.me_and_my_big_mouth.php

Showing the stress and tension of the upcoming case and a glimpse into his personal life.

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Edinburgh Public SACC meeting for Aamer Saturday

Posted in Uncategorized on April 24, 2008 by defendaamer

PUBLIC MEETING: LAW ON TRIAL – DEFEND AAMER ANWAR
2PM SATURDAY 26 APRIL
Doors open 1.30pm
Friends Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JL
(terrace above Victoria St, map: http://tinyurl.com/5zew38. Approach up steps from Victoria St, or wheelchair access via close from Lawnmarket)

Light snacks will be available from 1.30pm

Speakers include: Paddy Hill (Birmingham 6), Professor David Miller (Strathclyde University), Nicola Fisher (Chair, Glasgow Stop the War Coalition), Professor Philip Taylor (Chokkar Family Justice Campaign), Jock Morris (Chair, Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees)
meeting chaired by: Zahid Ali (Co-Chair, Stop the War Coalition Scottish Steering Committee)

Human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar is facing contempt of court charges over statements he made on behalf of his client Mohammed Atif Siddique, convicted last year of “terrorism” as a result of activities on the internet. The case will be decided by three judges at the High Court in Edinburgh on 29-30 April. We hope that Saturday’s public meeting will give the wider public a chance to understand and discuss some of the issues raised by the case.

“As someone who has faced the most terrifying experience, as one of the ‘Birmingham Six’, beaten and tortured and wrongfully imprisoned for 17 years, I understand the importance of individuals who defend human rights. I would urge you to show your support for Aamer Anwar as someone who fights passionately for those under extreme attack and who is now himself under attack for standing up for his client. In a world where more and more people are being seen as suspects, the need for human rights lawyers has never been more crucial. Believe me you never think what happened to me can happen to you, but trust me the greatest gift in life is your freedom, treasure it because you never know when it can be taken away.” – Paddy Hill

Download flyer from http://www.sacc.org.uk/sacc/resources/26april08_w.pdf

Organisations supporting Aamer Anwar include:
Stop the War Coalition, Scotland Against Criminalising Communities, University and College Union (UCU) Glasgow University Branch, Muslim Action Committee (Glasgow mosques), Islamic Society of Edinburgh University, Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Islamic Human Rights Commission, Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers

More info 07936432519

All Out for Aamer’s Hearing This Tuesday

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on April 24, 2008 by defendaamer

Tue 29-Wed 30 April – Aamer Anwar in Court

from 9.30am, High Court, Lawnmarket (Royal Mile) Edinburgh

SACC, Stop the War Coalition and other organisations supporting Aamer Anwar would welcome support outside the court from 9.30am Tuesday

Please make a particular effort to get along at 9.30am on Tuesday 29 April. Support outside the court would also be welcome throughout Tuesday and Wednesday. Please come along even if you can only spare half an hour.

Transport leaves George Square Glasgow at 8am – ring 07912348366

Contact: Richard 07936432519

The online open letter to support Aamer Anwar is still open for signatures – over 800 people have signed so far.

Join Moazzam Begg, Gareth Peirce, Tony Benn and others by signing up to show your support at http://www.sacc.org.uk/aameranwar/index.php