Democratic Rights in Britain
By Jean Shaoul, November 10, 2012
The British government has stripped Mahdi Hashi, a 23-year-old British national who also held Somali nationality, of his UK citizenship.
By Simon Whelan, November 9, 2012
Accused hacker Gary McKinnon’s extradition to the United States was halted on the grounds of his fragile mental health and a high suicide risk.
By our reporters, October 20, 2012
The official Greater Manchester Police justification for the killing of unarmed Anthony Grainger, that he was part of a group conspiring to commit robbery, has been thrown out of court.
By Robert Stevens, October 4, 2012
The killing of two female police officers in Manchester, England has occasioned a frenzied government, police and media-led campaign aimed at handing the police even greater powers.
By Sally Smith, September 24, 2012
An internal hearing sacked a police officer for “misconduct” for his attack of a newspaper vendor during the 2009 G20 protest, but refused to rule on whether his death resulted from the attack.
By Robert Stevens, September 4, 2012
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has prepared the way for the deportation from Britain of up to 2,600 foreign students at London Metropolitan University (LMU).
By Daniel O’Flynn, Rick Wilson, August 20, 2012
Two thousand protesters massed outside the Ecuadorean embassy in support of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
By Trevor Johnson, August 9, 2012
Sean Rigg was a fit and healthy 40-year old, a successful musician and producer who suffered from bouts of paranoid schizophrenia.
By Simon Whelan, August 8, 2012
The internal West Midlands police professional standards investigation into the Rizwaan Sabir affair, following complaints by Dr. Rod Thornton over the police’s handling of the case, is finally complete.
By Aidan Claire, Katie Owen, July 7, 2012
A 48-year-old man set himself on fire outside a Birmingham Jobcentre to protest not receiving his benefit payment.
By Paul Mitchell, June 27, 2012
Labour Party leader Ed Miliband is playing the anti-immigrant card, promising new measures to prevent British people being “locked out” of jobs by foreign workers.
By our reporters, June 23, 2012
A rally to bring attention to the death of Anthony Grainger at the hands of the police was held in Manchester June 17.