Archive for July, 2008

Aamer Wins His Hearing, July 1

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on July 3, 2008 by defendaamer

Three judges sitting at Edinburgh High Court ruled on 1 July that human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar DID NOT commit contempt of court in statements he made following the conviction of his client, Mohammed Atif Siddique, on “terrorism” charges last September.

Read Aamer’s statement after the decision here.

The three judges sitting for the hearing called him “angry” and “petulant,” however.

Herald report

Scotsman report

Scotsman editorial

The Law Society of Scotland could still make a decision to punish or censure him in some way. It’s important to post your messages of support for Aamer here and keep up our defence of his free speech to the Law Society.

BBC News has a good video of the protesters supporting Aamer. Supporters including Tommy Sheridan, Osama Saeed, and Nicola Fisher speak in the video.