CAGE was primarily established to expose the injustices that arose – and remain to this day – following the imprisonment without charge or trial of 779 men in the US military detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
A handful of these men were convicted after being tried at kangaroo-style, jury-less courts. None of these trials were conducted in fair, open and transparent courts.
Further, the breadth of terrorism laws in the UK has grown exponentially over the years and has created new terrorism crimes that have little to do with acts of violence.
In this regard, we call for a complete overhaul of anti-terror laws, resultant convictions and ensuing prison sentences. Further, just as in the case of the Birmingham Six and the Guildford Four during the Irish Troubles, we recognise that there have and will be some miscarriages of justice and wrongful convictions. We make no representations if we believe processes and convictions to be sound.
We also take great inspiration from a convicted terrorist by the name of Nelson Mandela.
(NOTE: CAGE represents cases of individuals based on the remit of our work. Supporting a case does not mean we agree with the views or actions of the individual. Content published on CAGE may not reflect the official position of our organisation.)