New Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill Aims to Ratchet Repression

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.

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UK anti-terror laws designed to punish international solidarity – Les Levidow CAMPACC

“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.

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