Press Kit


Telephone: 07948590262 / 07505863957

For all further information and interview requests.

Press Releases

Solicitor’s Statement (04/06/08)
Hicham Refuses To Be Transported To Fifth Detention Centre (31/05/08)
A Message from Hich (30/05/08)
Removal Directions Cancelled (30/05/08)
Report On Demonstration Against The Deportation of Hicham Yezza and For Academic Freedom (29/05/08)
Public reading of ‘radical material’ that led to ‘terror arrests’: Demonstration (27/05/08)
University of Nottingham Graduate and Employee Facing Imminent Deportation Without Hearing (26/05/08)
Notts Uni detainee innocent but still facing deportation

General Summary of Events

Transcript of Alan Simpson’s Speech At Demonstration 28/05/08

High Quality Photographs

Forthcoming. Please contact for them at the moment.

Facebook Groups

Global Support – 3,434 members as of 05/06/08.
University of Nottingham – 917 members as of 05/06/08.

Petitions and Letters

Online Petition

1277 signatures as of 14:51 05/06/08.
Text of Petition


Letter Signed By 67 University of Nottingham Staff to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Nottingham entitled Letter From Concerned Employees Of The University Regarding The Deportation of Hicham Yezza

Selected Press Coverage

National Television

Channel Four News (30/05/08)

Local Press

Yezza Has Been Moved Says Website
Nottingham Evening Post, June 4, 2008

University of Nottingham Terror Plea
Regarding the blocking of Hicham’s immediate deportation on 5th of June, the application for judicial review and his ongoing campaign to prevent his deportation.
Nottingham Evening Post, 31 May 2008

University Students Protest At ‘Terror’ Arrests
Nottingham Evening Post, May 29, 2008

Nottingham University Worker Fights To Stay
Nottingham Evening Post, May 28, 2008

National Press

Deportation Plan to be Reviewed, Saturday May 31, 2008

This is not the way I should have been treated in a country I love
Guardian (p 6-7), Polly Curtis and Anthea Lipsett, Saturday May 31, 2008

Download al Qaeda manuals from the DoJ, go to prison?
The Register, George Smith and Dick Destiny, Friday May 30, 2008

The New Order: When reading is a crime
The Register, John Ozimek, Friday May 30, 2008

Terror deportation: Lecturers petition home secretary, Anthea Lipsett, Thursday May 29, 2008

How the ‘war on terror’ backfired
The First Post, Matthew Carr, Thursday May 29, 2008

UCU aids university worker threatened with deportation, Anthea Lipsett, Wednesday May 28, 2008

Concern over threat to our colleague
The Guardian Letters, Wednesday May 28, 2008

Students’ Protest over Deportation
The Press Association, Wednesday May 28, 2008

Freedom under threat
Commentisfree @ the, Ayesha Christia, Monday May 26, 2008

‘Draconian’ Home Office fast-tracks Algerian’s deportation
The Independent, Richard Osley, Sunday May 25, 2008

Student researching al-Qaida tactics held for six days, Polly Cutis and Martin Hodgson, Saturday May 24, 2008

International Press

Ikke kjøp denne boka, Av Yohan Shanmugaratnam, Torsdag Mai 29, 2008

UK print job leads to detention
Taipei Times, Tuesday May 27, 2008

Qaida-Recherchen bringen britischen Studenten in Haft
Spiegel Online, Tuesday May 27, 2008

Student detained over al-Qaeda manual
Washington Times, Monday May 26, 2008

Detention for Student in England over al-Qaeda Book
The Boston Herald, Monday May 26, 2008

Terrorism Arrests at British University Raise Questions over Academic Freedom

The Canadian Press, Sunday May 25, 2008

Terrorism arrests on British University campus raise questions over academic freedom
The International Herald Tribune EU, Sunday May 25, 2008


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