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Rizwaan Sabir

Rizwaan Sabir

Rizwaan Sabir is a lecturer in criminology specialising in the study of counterterrorism, counterinsurgency and armed Islamic groups. His ongoing research, which focuses on examining the influence of military and counterinsurgency theory on Britain's domestic 'war on terror', was motivated by his wrongful arrest and detention under the Terrorism Act 2000 for possessing the al-Qaeda training manual he was using for his postgraduate research. In 2011, he became one of the first people in the UK to secure damages in an out of court settlement for false imprisonment under the Terrorism Act and an apology from the police for being unlawfully stopped and searched under terrorism powers. He tweets at @RizwaanSabir.
    UK's misguided terror laws: Criminalising the innocent
    UK's misguided terror laws: Criminalising the innocent
    Last week, at the Conservative Party Conference, Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced that the