EU Court Rules UK Secret Court Not a Rights Violation


By Activist Post

Never known for its respect for human rights and civil liberties, the European Court of Human Rights has once again demonstrated that secret hearings, detentions without trial and other violations of individual rights are well within the scope of the European Union. On October 20th, the ECHR in Strasbourg dismissed a claim by three Pakistani students who were detained in the UK for nearly two weeks while the UK courts held closed sessions regarding their arrest warrants.

The UK courts argued for its secrecy on the grounds of national security. The three students: Sultan Sher, Mohammed Rizwan Sharif and Mohammed Umer Farooq were arrested and held by police after authorities launched a series of “anti-terror raids” across Northwest England in April 2009. All three men were on student visas were held for 13 days. All three were released without charge.

All three students were brought before a court two times during the process in which warrants for further detention were granted. The students claimed they were denied “any open adversarial process” and the ECHR apparently agreed with them. And the ECHR agreed that some evidence being presented against them had been withheld from them. The court also pointed out that one hearing was even held in closed session for a short time.

Still, the ECHR ruled that the UK courts did not violate the rights of these students to lawful detention or in the manner in which the searches took place.

On April 21, 2009, all three men were released without charge, though they were served with deportation orders. They returned voluntarily to Pakistan in September of that year.

One ECHR judge, Faris Vehabović, however, dissented from the majority when he said:

I find it unjustified to exclude the applicant and his representative from part of the hearing when this discussion took place, thus removing the possibility that the applicant might dispute the relevance of evidence which was decisive for that extension of detention.

At least one judge understands the concept of habeas corpus and the ability to respond to the charges made against an individual by its government. Unfortunately this judge was a voice crying in the wilderness; but what else could we expect from an institution that is part of a greater institution that is as democratic as the Soviet Union.



One Response to “EU Court Rules UK Secret Court Not a Rights Violation”

  1. Dublinmick says:

    The west is headed back toward witch burning and crimes of heresy.

    Make no mistake the vatican is one of the primary engines for this insanity. They got away with it once before. Think Joan of Arc.

    3 corporations control the west, the Vatican, the London Crown Temple and the District of Colombia. D.C. Of course the vatican is the wealthiest corporation on planet earth. Rothschild is their banker and he is wroth 500 trillion. D.C. is the bottom of the corporate totem
    pole. In fact the American corporation owes 18 trillion to the other two
    corporations. They serve as the military arm.

    They have been placed back in power by the EU. US laws are trending in the same direction, as they now claim the right to kill anyone they wish.

    “Halley’s Bible Handbook has a commentary which is most informative. Innocent III [a

    Jew] (1198-1216 A.D.), was the most powerful of all the Popes, claimed to be the “Vicar of Christ,” “Vicar of God” and “Supreme Sovereign over the Church and the World.” He claimed the right to depose Kings and Princes, and that “All things on earth and in heaven and in hell were subject to the Vicar of Christ.” He brought the Church into the Supreme Control of the State.

    Immorality was rampant in the Papacy and the Church. John XXIII [a Jew (1410-1415)], called by some the most depraved criminal who ever sat on the Papal Throne, guilty of almost every crime: as Cardinal in Bologna, 200 maidens, nuns and married women fell victim to him. As Pope, he violated virgins, nuns, lived in adultery with his brother’s wife, was guilty of sodomy and other nameless evils, he bought the Papal office and sold Cardinalates to the children of wealthy families.”

    This is the hatred for Russia, Byzantine and their form of orthodox Christianity. etc.

    They are not part of the club. Putin doesn’t go around ass kissing and bowing to popes and queens or the Saudi royal donmeh jews.

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