Written by Student Rights on 15 February 2016 at 10am

Huffington Post UK: Anti-Terror Prevent Police Questioned Schoolboy Rahmaan Mohammadi For Wearing A Palestinian Badge

By Lucy Sherriff

15th February 2016

A schoolboy was questioned by police under the government's anti-terror laws after he wore a "free Palestine" badge into school and asked permission to fundraise for children affected by the Israeli occupation.

Rahmaan Mohammadi was referred to police by teachers at Challney High School for Boys in Luton, Bedfordshire, last summer.

The 17-year-old also reportedly read a pro-Palestinian leaflet out in class, written by Friends of al-Aqsa, a group which recently had its bank account with the Co-op shut down.

Speaking at a meeting held last week by the Students Not Suspects campaign - which aims to fight back against the Prevent strategy - Mohammadi said: "I need to talk about the reality of Prevent, what actually happens in schools, colleges and campuses.