HHUGS provides practical support and advice to households devastated by the arrest of a family member under UK anti-terror legislation.
Since 9/11, over 1000 Muslims have been arrested on terrorism charges. Most have been released, a few have been charged and are currently awaiting trial, while only a handful have actually been convicted of any terrorism offenses. Many foreign nationals have been placed under 'control orders' while others have been deported back to their home countries along with their wives and children.
For every arrest and detention, a home has been raided and ravaged and a family has suffered the loss of a loved one, a bread winner, a dear husband. a much loved son. These are homes where life will never be the same.
For many of these families, daily tasks have become difficult, they are struggling to make ends meet and transport to visit their loved ones is infrequent. On top of this, their friends have disowned them, their Mosques have abandoned them, and their communities have shunned them. They are lonely, vulnerable, and desperately in need of help.
Hhugs, Helping Households Under Great Stress, is a registered charity that was setup in September 2004 in response to the increasing number of 'anti-terror' arrests across the country.