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  BBC NEWS | England | Fears for Belmarsh Muslim inmates
It is important for Belmarsh not to be diverted by issues specific to a small number of prisoners, he added.
She said it was "vital" for prisons to understand their inmates and the different relationships within and between them in order to manage them safely.
At the time of inspection, four category A prisoners were considered to be an exceptional risk and were undergoing an assessment process, she said, after which they were allowed to take part in communal worship.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/4784768.stm   (604 words)

  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Prison   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Prisons are conventionally institutions which form part of the criminal justice system of a country, such that imprisonment or incarceration is the penalty imposed by the state for the commission of a crime.
Prisons may also be used as a tool of political repression to detain political prisoners, prisoners of conscience and "enemies of the state", particularly by authoritarian regimes.
Prisons form part of military systems, and are used variously to house prisoners of war, unlawful combatants, those whose freedom is deemed a national security risk by military or civilian authorities, and members of the military found guilty of a serious crime.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Prison   (1100 words)

 Belmarsh prison - Britain's Guantanamo-lite | Special reports | The Observer
The situation of the foreign detainees held at Belmarsh prison in south-east London and other maximum-security facilities can be described as Guantanamo-lite.
M, the 38-year-old Libyan who was released in March after sixteen months in Belmarsh, said he was not interviewed by police or security services on a single occasion.
Some of the detainees at Belmarsh may have committed serious crimes.
observer.guardian.co.uk /waronterrorism/story/0,,1253696,00.html   (955 words)

 HM Prison Service - Locate a Prison - Belmarsh
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Belmarsh became operational on 2nd April 1991,; and is a local prison, serving primarily the Central Criminal Court and magistrates Courts in SE London.
Belmarsh has a dual role in that it also holds Category A prisoners.
www.hmprisonservice.gov.uk /prisoninformation/locateaprison/prison.asp?id=254,15,2,15,254,0   (157 words)

 BBC NEWS | Magazine | Belmarsh - Britain's Guantanamo Bay?
In December 2001 nine foreign nationals were removed from their families by police and taken to Belmarsh Prison in south east London.
The conditions the detainees are kept under at Belmarsh have been likened to the extreme regime at the US military prison in Cuba, where more than 600 detainees - including four Britons - have been held following the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.
Public pressure has resulted in the government lobbying the US to give the British inmates in the Cuban prison a fair trial, but there has largely been indifference towards the foreigners held in the UK.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/magazine/3714864.stm   (766 words)

 TheĀ Forgotten Detainees of Belmarsh Prison
We would like to draw attention to the plight of the Forgotten Detainees who have been incarcerated in Belmarsh high security prison without charge or trial for over two years.
The Prisoners of the West Organisation have set up a post office box number to allow people to write to these men.
Please write to Mustafa and his brothers with a short message of support as we can assure you that it will lift their spirits knowing that people care about the injustices heaped upon them by David Blunkett and the British Government.
www.lutonmuslims.co.uk /forgotten.htm   (415 words)

 Prison   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
A prison or penitentiary or jail (in British English, sometimes spelt gaol) is a building or system used to hold persons convicted of crimes.
Their lobbying arm is ALEC which advocates legislation favorable to the industry.
The practice of undergoing punishment via a prison sentence, is colloquially expressed as: "doin' time".
www.websign.sk /pr/Prison.html   (141 words)

 israelinsider: Briefs: British judge sentences radical Muslim cleric to seven years for incitement to murder
A British judge has sentenced radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri to seven years in prison for promoting the slaying of non-Muslims as a "religious duty" when he led a London mosque seen as the spiritual haven for two al-Qaida-linked terrorists.
The one-eyed, hook-handed preacher sat impassively in the wood-paneled dock as the foreman of the jury read out guilty verdicts on 11 out of 15 counts, including incitement to murder, fomenting racial hatred, possessing a terrorist document and possessing abusive recordings.
After he was expelled from the mosque by administrators in 2003, he led Friday prayers on the street outside until his 2004 arrest on a U.S. extradition warrant.
web.israelinsider.com /Articles/Briefs/7767.htm   (923 words)

 Belmarsh Prison - Britain's Guantanamo Bay
11 March 2005 - Belmarsh detainees to be released today but face restrictions (Independent, UK)
26 January 2005 - Belmarsh suspects to be freed after Clarke gives in to pressure (Independent, UK)
20 December 2003 - Belmarsh Prison - New Labour's own Guantanamo Bay (Socialist Worker)
www.connectotel.com /marcus/belmarsh_prison.html   (325 words)

 UK Indymedia - Photos of Belmarsh Prison Protest - 3rd Oct
This was in solidarity with the 14 people that have been detained indefinitely without charges or trial.
Most of the internees are being held in high security at HMP Belmarsh, in cells described as 'concrete coffins' and in conditions which are tantamount to torture.
It is cruel and inhuman treatment to keep people locked up in isolation, without any prospect of release or trial, and without telling them why they are detained or when they might be released.
www.indymedia.org.uk /en/2004/10/299596.html   (408 words)

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