IRR News 21-27 September 2012

IRR News 21-27 September 2012

Written by: admin

Dear IRR News subscriber,

This week, the new issue of the IRR’s journal Race & Class is hot off the press and the lead article by Arun Kundnani analyses the concept of Muslim radicalisation now central in the counter-terrorism industry. And the IRR’s executive director, Liz Fekete joined a European delegation in Morocco attending the appeal of the dual Belgian-Moroccan national Ali Aarrass on terrorism charges.

We also report on a convergence due to be held on Saturday 6 October in Sheffield for campaigners and activists working on campaigns against G4S.

And in news from across the UK, the extradition of Babar Ahmed, Syed Talha Ahsan and others was approved despite concerns that they will face inhumane treatment in a supermax prison.

The Metropolitan police commissioned a review examining the deaths of people with mental health conditions in police custody and Simon Harwood, the Met police officer involved in the death of Ian Tomlinson in 2009, has been accused of racially abusing and attacking a 12-year-old girl in 2006.

Harmit Athwal

Editor, IRR News

P.S. It’s also your last chance to buy tickets for the 5 October IRR/Garden Court screening of Ken Fero’s Who Polices the Police? on the struggle for justice by the family of Sean Rigg.

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