Egypt tortures British Muslims. Uzbek Embassy shuts down in cowardice

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  • Date: Sat, 6 Jul 2002 20:29:04 +0100

EGYPT TORTURES THREE MEMBERS OF HIZB UT-TAHRIR FROM BRITAIN; UZBEK
EMBASSY IN LONDON CLOSES DOORS IN COWARDICE

London, UK, July 4 - Over a thousand Muslims converged on the Embassy of
the Republic of Uzbekistan in London yesterday, July 3rd, demanding an
explanation for the murder of Farhad Usmanov, the continued detention of
his widow, Musharaf Usmanova and the arrest, imprisonment and torture of
thousands of members of Hizb-ut-Tahrir in Uzbekistan. 

Muslim men, women and children from the entire length and breadth of the
UK, queued orderly outside the Uzbek Embassy to acquire visa application
forms in order to visit Uzbekistan to investigate the arrests, torture
and extra-judicial executions perpetrated by the vicious Karimov regime
- the West's newfound crooked ally in the so-called "War Against
Terrorism". 

In keeping with the cowardice of the Uzbek regime, Uzbek diplomats
refused to issue visa application forms to those who had waited for two
hours in the pouring rain. Although Karimov promised that he would fight
thought with thought, and creed with creed, the Uzbek Embassy's feeble
defence was to close its doors and announce that it was closed for all
business. 

In continuation of the brutal campaign against members of Hizb
ut-Tahrir, another of the crooked partners in the "War Against
Terrorism", the Egyptian government, continues to detain dozens of Hizb
ut-Tahrir members, including three from Britain. Reza Pankhurst, Ian
Nisbet and Majid Nawaz continue to be harshly treated and have endured
torture at the hands of the Egyptian security services - including the
use of electric shock treatment - no doubt mere collateral damage in the
"War Against Terrorism". 

Hizb-ut-Tahrir Britain plans to further intensify its campaign to put
the spotlight upon the West's unscrupulous allies in the "War Against
Terrorism", by holding a march to the Uzbek Embassy in London on
Saturday 20th July 2002. Simultaneous marches will take place in Europe,
Australia and Indonesia. Further details will be available in due
course.  

It is undeniable that the real motive for waging "War Against Terrorism"
is not to counter terrorism. The real motive is clearly to establish and
strengthen US hegemony and influence over the Islamic lands, their
people, and their resources in order to repress any semblance of Islamic
political resurgence. 

Dr Imran Waheed 
Representative of Hizb-ut-Tahrir, Britain 

E-mail: press@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  / Phone: +44-7074-192456 


Notes to Editors: 

1.    Photos and video footage of the day's events will be available at
www.war-against-terrorism.info <http://www.war-against-terrorism.info> .
Photographic and video material can be freely used and distributed
without prior permission. 

2.    Hizb-ut-Tahrir is a political party whose ideology is Islam. The
party works throughout the Islamic world to resume the Islamic way of
life by re-establishing the Islamic Khilafah (Caliphate). The party
adheres to the Islamic Shari'ah in all aspects of its work, and takes
its methodology from that of the Prophet Muhammad that he used to
establish the first Islamic State in Madinah. The Prophet Muhammad
limited his struggle for the establishment of the Islamic State to the
intellectual and political domains. Hence the party considers violence
or armed struggle against the regime a violation of the Islamic
Shari'ah. 

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