British government violates human rights

The UK government violates human rights, as we can see in the case of Brendan Lillis, the Irish prisoner who is detained in the British Maghaberry prison and risks to die.

It is clear that the British Government lies about human rights….
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The British Government lies about human rights:

Government, citizens and rights
Human rights

Anyone who is in the UK for any reason has fundamental human rights which the government and public authorities are legally obliged to respect. These became law as part of the Human Rights Act 1998.

Human Rights Act
The Human Rights Act 1998 gives further legal effect in the UK to the fundamental rights and freedoms contained in the European Convention on Human Rights. These rights not only impact matters of life and death, they also affect the rights you have in your everyday life: what you can say and do, your beliefs, your right to a fair trial and other similar basic entitlements.
Most rights have limits to ensure that they do not unfairly damage other people’s rights. However, certain rights – such as the right not to be tortured – can never be limited by a court or anybody else.
You have the responsibility to respect other people’s rights, and they must respect yours.
Your human rights are:
the right to life
freedom from torture and degrading treatment
freedom from slavery and forced labour
the right to liberty
the right to a fair trial
the right not to be punished for something that wasn’t a crime when you did it
the right to respect for private and family life
freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and freedom to express your beliefs
freedom of expression
freedom of assembly and association
the right to marry and to start a family
the right not to be discriminated against in respect of these rights and freedoms
the right to peaceful enjoyment of your property
the right to an education
the right to participate in free elections
the right not to be subjected to the death penalty
If any of these rights and freedoms are breached, you have a right to an effective solution in law, even if the breach was by someone in authority, such as, for example, a police officer.

Exercising your human rights

If you are in a situation in which you believe that your human rights are being violated, it’s advisable to see if the problem can be resolved without going to court by using mediation or an internal complaints body.
Where you believe your rights have not been respected and you cannot resolve the problem outside court, you are entitled to bring a case before the appropriate court or tribunal in the UK. The court or tribunal will then consider your case.
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Friends of Brendan Lillis:
https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_132734503459781&ref=ts

The British Government about citizens and rights and human rights:
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/governmentcitizensandrights/yourrightsandresponsibilities/dg_4002951

3 thoughts on “British government violates human rights

  1. kruitvat Post author

    Motion relating to Maghaberry prisoners successfully passed in Newry & Mourne Council

    I’m just back from the Newry & Mourne Council monthly meeting. I raised the prisoners plight highlighting the fact that the previous Council had agreed to send a delegation to investigate the prisoners concerns but postponed it when the August 12th agreement 2010 was passed. I proposed a motion that, in the light of the continued strip searching of prisoners it is vital that a Council delegation visit the prisoners as a matter of urgency. The motion was passed without objection.

    Cllr. Davy Hyland

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  2. Boeykens

    Long Lartin unit for terror suspects criticised

    18 August 2011
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14567546
    By Dominic Casciani
    BBC News home affairs correspondent

    A watchdog has criticised a maximum-security “prison within a prison”, saying too little attention is paid to the terrorism suspects’ isolation.

    The chief inspector of prisons said the unit at Long Lartin, in Worcestershire, needed a better balance between security and humane care.

    The unit holds seven men suspected but not convicted of terrorism, while they await deportation or extradition.

    Officials said they were working to maintain the right balance in the unit.

    The Long Lartin detainee unit is separate from the main prison and the men, all accused of links to Islamist extremism, are held in maximum-security conditions.

    Two foreign men have been held for more than 11 years, while one British citizen, Babar Ahmad, has been held for seven years, while he contests extradition to the United States.

    A senior judge recently said he hoped Mr Ahmad’s “ordeal” would come to an end, one way or another.

    Nick Hardwick, the chief inspector of prisons, said: “We have previously raised concerns about holding a small number of detainees, who already inhabit a kind of legal limbo, in a severely restricted environment for a potentially indefinite period.

    “We were therefore concerned to find that the detainees were no longer able to mix with the wider prison population. These restrictions had apparently been made on security grounds, although the rationale appeared obscure as sentenced terrorists faced no such restriction in the main prison and not all detainees posed the same level of risk.”

    Festival ban
    The restrictions on the men now include a ban on them celebrating the Islamic festival of Eid alongside other Muslim prisoners.

    Mr Hardwick said that given the “isolated nature” of the secure unit, the detainees did not have enough time out of their cells.

    “The risks to the mental and physical health of detainees of such lengthy, ill-defined and isolated confinement are significant,” he said.

    “It was therefore appropriate that health services had improved, although there were still gaps in mental health provision.

    “The Long Lartin detainee unit holds individuals considered a serious threat to national security and it is inevitable that they will face rigorous controls and restrictions.

    “Nonetheless, while detainees’ treatment and conditions were satisfactory in some respects, too little attention was paid to their uniquely isolated and uncertain position.”

    Michael Spurr, head of the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), said: “The detainee unit at Long Lartin is challenging for staff because of the small population, the lengthy stays the majority are subject to and inevitable regime restrictions.

    “It is therefore pleasing that the chief inspector has recognised the positive approach of staff and acknowledges that detainees feel safe in the unit.

    “There is an inevitable balance to be struck between legitimate security concerns and integration with the general population at HMP Long Lartin. The governor will continue to monitor the situation to ensure that the right balance is maintained.”

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    Michael Spurr, National Offender Management Service:

    “There is an inevitable balance to be struck between legitimate security concerns and integration with the general population at HMP Long Lartin”

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