Bundestag: Kontakte von deutschen und österreichischen Islamisten

Den Sicherheitsbehörden liegen nach Angaben der Bundesregierung Erkenntnisse über Kontakte zwischen deutschen und österreichischen Islamisten vor. Es handele sich allerdings um Einzelfälle und weniger um länderübergreifende Netzwerkstrukturen, heißt es in der Antwort (BT-Dr 20/2796) der Bundesregierung auf eine Kleine Anfrage (BT-Dr 20/2538) der Fraktion „Die Linke“. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

EGMR: Kasymakhunov and Saybatalov v. Russia (nos. 26261/05 and 26377/06)

The applicants, Yusup Kasymakhunov, an Uzbek national, and Marat Saybatalov, a Russian national, were born in 1964 and 1972 respectively. They were both convicted by the Russian courts, in November 2004 and October 2005 respectively, for their membership of the radical Islamic organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami, and sentenced to seven years and four months’ and five years and six months’ imprisonment respectively. Relying in particular on Article 7 (no punishment without law), they complained that the Russian Supreme Court’s decision banning the activities of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Russia had not been officially published and that the legal provisions on the basis of which they had been convicted had therefore been not foreseeable in their application. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

EGMR: Forthcoming judgment on Thursday 14 March 2013 – Kasymakhunov and Saybatalov v. Russia (nos. 26261/05 and 26377/06)

The applicants, Yusup Kasymakhunov, an Uzbek national, and Marat Saybatalov, a Russian national, were born in 1964 and 1972 respectively. They were both convicted by the Russian courts, in November 2004 and October 2005 respectively, for their membership of the radical Islamic organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami, and sentenced to seven years and four months’ and five years and six months’ imprisonment respectively. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

EGMR: Complaint about prohibition of Islamic organisation’s activities in Germany declared inadmissible

In its decision in the case of Hizb Ut-Tahrir and Others v. Germany (application no. 31098/08) the European Court of Human Rights has by a majority declared the application inadmissible. The decision is final. The case concerned the prohibition in Germany of the activities of an Islamic association, which advocates the overthrow of non-Islamic governments and the establishment of an Islamic Caliphate. The Court held in particular that under Article 17 (prohibition of abuse of rights) of the European Convention on Human Rights, it was impossible to derive from the Convention a right to engage in an activity aimed at destroying any of the rights and freedoms set forth in the Convention. The association could therefore not rely on Article 11 (freedom of assembly and association) to complain about the ban on its activities. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »