23 February 2007

War on Terror Week

This week we had the War on Terror Week at SOAS, an event hosted by the SOAS SU, Respect and the SOAS Islamic Society.

We had the following events:

Monday 19th February:
Screening of The Road to Guantanamo
With guest speakers Shafiq Rasul, Ruhal Ahmed (two of the Tipton Three, see also this other link) and actor Arfan Usman.

Tuesday 20th February: Enemy Combatant:
With guest speakers Moazzam Begg (ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee) and Maajid Nawaz (ex-political prisoner in Egypt).

Thursday 22nd February: WOT exposed:
A panel discussion with Clive Stafford Smith (British lawyer specialising on human rights and the death penalty in the US), Ashfaq Ahmed (father of Babar Ahmed), George Galloway (MP) and more.

Friday 23rd February: World Chechnya Day
Screening of Chechen Lullaby
Guest speakers Tony Wood ("The Chechen Deportations: Antecedents and Aftershocks), Satanay Darken (Chechnya: The Humanitarian Crisis).

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