A leading UK human rights charity has claimed there is a campaign of intimidation of human rights workers going on at UK borders…Really? Why?
… after the Terrorism Act was used to detain a Yemeni activist at Gatwick.Ah. Of course. Who happened to work for that very same charity.
Baraa Shiban, a respected human rights activist who works in Yemen as a project co-ordinator for the London-based legal charity Reprieve and was travelling to London to speak at an event, said he was held for an hour on Monday night and questioned about his work and political views.Reprieve, the charity founded by the odious Clive Stafford-Smith and dedicated to ensuring scumbags go free, or live behind bars rather than be put to death. Well, for once, the UKBA is on the ball.
And I don't say that often.
Shiban said: "I was stunned when the border agent said I was being held simply because I came from Yemen. It was even more shocking when he spent the entire time asking me about my human rights work and about Reprieve, the charity I work for.
"Is the UK the kind of place that human rights activists are fair game for detention, intimidation and interrogation?"Let's hope so, in your case!