Rizwaan Sabir

Rizwaan Sabir

Rizwaan Sabir is a lecturer in Criminology specialising in the study of counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency and armed Islamic groups. His on-going 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-Qaida 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. 

Law

UK's misguided terror laws: Criminalising the innocent

Increasing jail sentences for viewing terror content does not counter terrorism; it terrorises the innocent.

UK's misguided terror laws: Criminalising the innocent

Palestine

Damages for my unjust 'terror' arrest

A book available in the library called 'Al-Qaeda Training Manual' led to a student being arrested and incarcerated.

Damages for my unjust 'terror' arrest