‘Apartheid’ in Irish prison? Muslim prisoner in Cork details Guantanamo-like abuses

Starting from 16 July 2013 an Irish Muslim prisoner is bringing proceedings against the authorities for alleged Guantanamo-like conditions of detention and abuse. CagePrisoners publishes extracts of his testimony.

“The conditions of Muslims are similar to the conditions of the native South Africans at the time of the Apartheid regime. This is how I can describe the conditions of the Muslims in Irish prisons” – Ali Charaf Damache (aka Abu Nabil)

In a letter sent from Cork Prison in 2011, Ali Charaf Damache described his treatment, explaining that Muslims’ “religious human rights (were) purposely violated”.

Besides being deprived of halal meat as well as not being granted access to an imam for religious counselling and assistance, he reported incidents where the Qu’ran was desecrated.

Source: Cage Prisoners

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