PRESS CONFERENCE: Mon, 29th April 2010 – 4pm, Cii Offices
Addressed by Muhammed Ali Harath, CEO Islam Channel (UK)

The Media Review Network (MRN) is pleased to announce that the CEO of Islam Channel (UK), Muhammed Ali Harath appeared  in the  Kempton Park Magistrates Court this morning  (29th March 2010)   and has been discharged.

The withdrawal of all charges against Mr. Harath vindicates the MRN’s position that he has been innocent of so-called “terror charges”.

M.A.Harath, who hails from Tunisia and is resident in the UK where he heads this important media platform is a respected and well known Muslim personality. On January 24th 2010, on a flight from the UK, he was detained at the O. R. Tambo International Airport, in what appears to now be under mysterious circumstances.

Having spent two days in detention, his legal team secured his release, which required him to make a routine appearance in court. This was done this morning (29.3.10) with a successful acquittal of all charges.

The questions that arise from the strange circumstances of his arrest must be addressed by the relevant authorities in South Africa. We therefore call upon them to establish the role of foreign agents interfering in the security obligations of a sovereign country.

Iqbal Jassat                                   
Chairman,                                     
Media Review Network
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The aspiration of the Media Review Network is to dispel the myths and stereotypes about Islam and Muslims and to foster bridges of understanding among the diverse people of our country. The Media Review Network believes that Muslim perspectives on issues impacting on South Africans are a prerequisite to a better appreciation of Islam.