Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC) Statement
The new Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill 2020, will not enhance public security. On the contrary it will:
- extend punishment without trial, including even internal exile, renewable indefinitely;
- Turn ordinary crimes into ‘terrorist’ ones, as subjective grounds for more severe sentences;
- Incentivise racist stereotyping of ‘non-violent extremism’ to justify those two powers;
- and thus go further in criminalising communities.
“The UK anti-terror laws have been designed and used to punish solidarity with national liberation movements such as the Kurdish Freedom Movement” Les Levidow. A co-founder of the Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC), is interviewed by journalist Erem Kansoy.