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Complainant Name:
Mr Reza Pankhurst

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Times


Mr Reza Pankhurst, a teacher at the London School of Economics, complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article was inaccurate and misleading when it stated that he had led "secretive" meetings of the Brothers' Circle for the LSE Islamic Society.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following wording, in the newspaper and online, in addition to the removal of the original article from the newspaper's website:

In our report, headlined "LSE's Hizb ut-Tahrir teacher and the secretive ‘Brothers' Circle'" (January 16), we said that Reza Pankhurst, a member of Hizb ut-Tahrir who teaches at the LSE, had led "secretive" or "private" Brothers' Circle meetings for the LSE Islamic Society. We now understand and are happy to make it clear that the meetings of the "Brothers' Circle" were openly advertised in LSE Islamic Society e-mails and on the Society website and that anyone was able to attend.

Date Published: 15/07/2010

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