On the eve of the Oscars, stars have lined up to condemn unsafe unfair control orders, which have been repackaged as Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (Tpim) by the Coalition. Academy award winners Emma Thompson and Annie Lennox joined with Honor Blackman, Simon Callow and Riz Ahmed to back Liberty’s campaign against Government proposals to continue the regime.
Annie Lennox… A Liberty supporter

“Do you know what a Control order is?

Control orders allow indefinite punishment without trial for people suspected of terrorism.

Under a control order you might never know the accusation against you or ever have the chance to clear your name.

Liberty believes that this policy is both unsafe and unfair – unsafe because control orders allow potentially dangerous people to live at home with limited supervision (some of these suspects have disappeared whilst under an order) and unfair because control orders place unending restrictions on liberty and a raft of dehumanizing sanctions on people who may have no convictions and who can never clear their name. Anyone subject to a control order is living under constant and indefinite suspicion – not just from the authorities, but from their communities, friends and all who know them. Control orders by-pass criminal justice and the safeguards that guarantee fair trial.

It makes you think…doesn’t it?…”

Find out more at www.unsafeunfair.org.uk