Abu Qatada's crime or crimes

John Goss made this Freedom of Information request to Home Office

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Dear Home Office,

There appear to be no details about any crime committed by Abu Qatada in this country, yet he is portrayed by the media and the Home Office as a pariah.

1) Has Abu Qatada committed a crime, or crimes, in this country?

2) If he has committed a crime could you please state what his crime(s) was(were)?

3) If he has not committed a crime can I ask why he has been imprisoned for so long?

4) Does the Home Office operate a system of racism (religionism if you like) against Islam?

5) Can you tell me please how many people have been held in custody under the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 and then the Protection of Terrorism Act 2005?

6) How many of those held under the aforementioned acts were Muslim?

7) How many of those held under the aforementioned acts were non-Muslim?

8) Was Abu Qatada ever a resource of the security services?

9) If yes, who did he work for?

Thank you for your cooperation.

Yours faithfully,

John Goss

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Dear FOI Requests,

All I have had in response to the important questions raised in this FOI request has been an acknowledgement of receipt. I consider this to be most unsatisfactory since by law a response should have been made by 17 July 2013. Can somebody let me know what is causing the delay? If no response is received forthwith I shall be requesting an internal review.

Yours sincerely,

John Goss

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John Goss

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We will aim to send you a full response by 19/08/2013 which is twenty working days from the date we received your request.

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Mr Goss,

 

Please find attached the response to your Internal Review time complaint.

 

Regards

 

J Kirby

 

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Dear FOI Requests,

I have been informed that an internal review has been completed, and an apology was also given for the delay, but I have still received no answers to any of the questions I raised. Under the law a response should have been made by 17 July 2013 to an original request of 18 June 2013. I believe that this request has been treated with disdain. There are no trick questions.

Yours sincerely,

John Goss

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Dear FOI Requests,

The Home Office has treated this request with total disdain. An internal review has been completed and I have heard nothing as regards the questions raised.

Yours sincerely,

John Goss

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Marcin Musial left an annotation ()

Just make the complaint to ICO

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Dear Mr Goss,

 

Please find attached our response to your request for information, Please
accept our apologies for the delay in providing you with a response.

 

Yours sincerely

J Fanshaw

 

 

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Wayne Pearsall left an annotation ()

Well isn't that just peachy. They can disclose personal information about abu wife n kids but not abu...

They do press releases did these not beach the dpa

Dear OSCTFOI,

Thank you for your recent communication in answer to my FOI request about Abu Qatada. As a concerned person about what has happened to my country since 9/11 in relation to the deportation and extradition of Muslims I will be considering the information you have provided and hope to respond within 20 days.

Yours sincerely,

John Goss

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