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7/7 Survivors Call for Independent Public Inquiry

Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed | 02.05.2007 10:18 | Terror War | London

As I write I'm watching the live, lunchtime report on Sky News covering the delivery of a letter on behalf of 7/7 survivors drafted by Oury Clark Solicitors, formally requesting that the government facilitates an independent public inquiry into the 7th July 2005 terrorist attacks on the London Underground.

The Guardian has been particularly fast -- the whole text of the letter is available to read online here:,,2069618,00.html

This is the beginning of the campaign. Just for the record, the Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC ) needs to take significant credit for this development. Last year, myself and several other CAMPACC activists met regularly with human rights lawyer James Oury and briefed him on the need to develop an effective legal case, and general campaign, for an independent public inquiry into 7/7. Eventually we invited survivor Rachel North who then brought in the other survivors who want an inquiry. After that, we took a backseat so that the survivors could secure the unmitigated expert legal representation that they've been denied for so long.

So it's rather satisfying to see this pay-off. But of course this is only the start of what must be a prolonged and concerted campaign. The government will of course obfuscate, dodge and repeat parrot-fashion the same tired, cliched excuses ("not enough resources"; "diverting our attention away from guaranteeing day-to-day public safety"; blah blah). But the excuses are looking more and more lame, everyday, and they will continue to do as more information on how much the government really knew about 7/7 emerges in the coming weeks and months.

Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
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Display the following 15 comments

  1. Operation Crevice trial ends and the cracks are showing — 5/5 Next?
  2. 'Inquiry needed to minimise future deaths' — Oury Clark Solicitors
  3. Mouldy Old Dough — Lieutenant Pigeon
  4. backward muslims — fast freddie
  5. 7/7 inquiry — fast freddie
  6. fast freddie — Lieutenant Pigeon
  7. We Don't Know Who Did It — Al Qaeda = PNAC, CIA, Mossad (MI6?)
  8. We still don't know what happened, or more importantly, who was responsible — fast freddie
  9. Blair Rejects Investigation — Al CIAeda = PNAC, CIA, Mossad (MI6?)
  10. "We Don't Know Who Did It"= oh for heaven's sake! — Lieutenant Pigeon
  11. Excuse Me? — Al Qaeda = PNAC, CIA, Mossad
  12. "It's more likely that this was a Flase Flag attack" — Lieutenant Pigeon
  13. Can't you read, Pidgeon? — BonChance
  14. BonChance: did you miss my damning indictment of MI5/6??? — Lieutenant Pigeon
  15. Read this, please! — Lieutenant Pigeon