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Press Releases from 2004

Press Releases and public statements by Scotland Against Criminalising Communities

  • 13 August 2004
    SACC is supporting an emergency protest ouside the Home Office in London today (4-5.30pm ). People of all communities will gather to express their deep concern at the erosion of civl liberties in this country as the government pursues its war against terrorism
  • 10 March 2004
    Scotland Against Criminalising Communities is outraged at the arrest last night of four of the five men who have just returned from Guantanamo Bay
  • 25 February 2004
    Scotland Against Criminalising Communities welcomes the announcement last week that five Britons being held at Guantanamo Bay are to return home. But we are deeply concerned about the fate of the other four British citizens and three British residents held there. We note that it is now an open secret that there is no evidence against any of the British detainees that would stand up in a British court.
  • 29 January 2004

    Scotland Against Criminalising Communities (SACC) is calling for a parliamentary debate about the circumstances surrounding the arrest of 9 Algerian men last winter. The men, four from Scotland and five from London, were charged with terrorism offences in Edinburgh Sheriff Court. The charges were dropped in December 2003, almost a year after the arrests.SACC supports the motion tabled in the Scottish Parliament in December by Colin Fox MSP (SSP). The motion says that the issue "highlights the flaws in the Terrorism Act 2000" and that "much greater evidence should exist before any future arrests of this nature are made."