CAGE has noticed with increasing worry the steady criminalisation by the UK authorities of those who have demonstrated an interest in assisting the oppressed people of Syria. A growing number of people are being raided and arrested for participating in aid convoys. Many have been harassed by the security services for expressing political opinions on the future of Syria. Others have had their passports confiscated or citizenship revoked. New policy measures have been introduced encouraging mothers and wives to spy on their sons and husbands.
In order to assess the full scale of the attempts being made to criminalise any lawful activity related to Syria, CAGE needs your assistance. Criminalisation can take many forms such as the following:

– Raiding your home or premises
– Arresting you
– Detaining and questioning you under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act at an airport or ferry port
– Confiscating your passport
– Revoking your citizenship
– Harassment by the security services (Special Branch, MI5) and PREVENT officers
If you have been criminalised in this way because of Syria, please call Fahad Ansari on 020 7377 6700 or email

Our in-house legal team will be able to advise you in relation to your rights and entitlements and other matters relating to your situation.
All information provided will be handled carefully and treated with the strictest of confidentiality and sensitivity.

Don't be a victim. Fight your criminalisation.

(NOTE: CAGE represents cases of individuals based on the remit of our work. Supporting a case does not mean we agree with the views or actions of the individual. Content published on CAGE may not reflect the official position of our organisation.)