This has led to the high profile detentions of David Miranda (partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald who published the NSA/GCHQ surveillance leaks) and human rights activist and anti drones campaigner Baraa Shiban, along with many lesser known but equally innocent activists and people of ethnic minorities. Muslims are disproportionately targeted by these searches.
Schedule 7 has been widely criticised by human rights NGOs including Amnesty International and Liberty. Nothing short of a repeal of Schedule 7 is acceptable in a fair and just society.
Join us outside the Royal Courts of Justice on Wednesday to demand an end to this abuse of legislation by those tasked to protect us.
We hope to have someone speaking about their first hand experience of being detained under Schedule 7.
David Miranda Legal Action blog
BBC News – What is Schedule 7?
Channel 4 News – Yemen drone campaigner detained at Gatwick
Amnesty International – Detention of Guardian journalist's partner at Heathrow unlawful and unwarranted
Schedule 7 Stories
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