Post Trial Media Coverage
AJ+ Report and Interview with Muhammad Rabbani
Live: Rabbani responds to questions post trial
Muhammad Rabbani Speaks to TRT World
Rabbani's brave stance sets an admirable example, and raises important questions, for all those fighting discrimination, oppression and injustice, Naila Ahmed argues.
A Judge in a London court on Monday found activist Muhammad Rabbani guilty of a terrorism offense because he refused to turn over his passwords to police during a border search.
Muhammad Rabbani told the court he had an obligation to protect confidential evidence on his iPhone and MacBook Air from a client.
Muhammad Rabbani, 36, told a one-day trial that he had refused to let counter-terrorism officers look at information on his devices because he was carrying sensitive information from an alleged victim of torture by US agencies.
Middle East Eye
During his trial, one of Rabbani's arguments for not handing over sensitive materials to UK authorities was that he was afraid it would be shared further. This is a worry that should concern all of us
We talk to Muhammad Rabbani about his ordeal with British authorities, after police arrested him and demanded personal documents, including access to passwords for his mobile phone and laptop.
The Westminster magistrates court today handed down a £620 fine and a conditional discharge to Muhammad Rabbani, director of advocacy group CAGE, for refusing to hand over passwords protecting confidential information allegedly incriminating US agents...
Specialist tech media
According to the Intercept, which cites a classified GCHQ document released to it by Snowden, UK authorities have used Schedule 7 powers to covertly download data from devices searched at borders.
An activist with a London-based rights group was convicted of a terrorism offence on Monday for refusing to divulge the passwords for his phone and laptop computer to the police.
The director of a human rights non-profit has been convicted under controversial anti-terror laws after failing to hand over his laptop and mobile phone passwords when challenged by police at Heathrow.
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Muhammad Rabbani speaks to Al-Jazeera English
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Live show: "I'm willing to risk prison for my principles"
By Moazzam Begg
Even back then, handing over your password felt like an intrusive invasion of privacy. I didn’t know they’d try to torture it out of me - one day
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Cage plans to challenge anti-terrorism laws that allow border officials to demand passwords after arrest of its international director at Heathrow.
Middle Easy Eye
Muhammad Rabbani says he was subjected to 'digital strip search' during Schedule 7 airport stop in which his laptop and phone were confiscated.
CAGE’S Muhammad Rabbani, has told 5Pillars that he’s making a stand against the oppressive Schedule 7 law which gives police broad powers to search individuals at border points without grounds for suspicion.
Specialist Tech Media
UK activist Muhammad Abdur Rabbani has been charged with obstruction of justice after refusing to provide encryption passwords to police at an airport stop in London.
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