- Sajjad Karim
name = Sajjad Karim
imagesize = 200px
birth_date = birth date and age|1970|08|11
parliament = European
constituency_MP = North West England
majority = 335,063 (15.9%)
13 June 2004
Liberal Democrats(2004 - 2007)
Conservative (2007 - present)
website = [http://www.sajjadkarim.eu sajjadkarim.eu]
Sajjad H. Karim (nickname "Saj"; born 11 July 1970) is a Member of the
European Parliamentfor North West England.
Karim was born in
Blackburn, Lancashireon 11 July 1970. His father was a Conservative councillor. Karim attended the College of Lawin Chester studying Law. He qualified as a Solicitorof the Supreme Court of England and Walesin 1997 and rose to becoming an equity partner very quickly specialising in cases of serious frauddefence work. Sajjad was elected a member of PendleBorough Council in 1994 and served until 2001.
Member of European Parliament
Karim was first elected to the European Parliament for North West England in 2004 where he become the first British Muslim to be elected to European Parliament.
Karim serves on the International Trade and Human Rights Committees and was a Member of the European Parliament's 'Committee of Investigation into alleged CIA
extraordinary renditions and secret prisons' after having been the first MEP to officially raise the matter.
He is Vice-President of the European Parliament's Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup and Co-Chair of the European Muslim Forum. He has focused on the rise of intolerance in Europe in recent years, notably the rise of Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. He was the European Liberal and Democrat Group (ALDE) Spokesperson on the WTO and he is the European Parliament Rapporteur on EU-India Trade and Economic relations.
Karim led the successful
European Unioncontribution to the campaign for the commutation of the death penalty of British man, Mirza Tahir Hussain, who had spent half of his life on death row in Pakistan, for a crime he maintains he did not commit.
* [http://www.europarl.eu.int/members/expert/groupAndCountry/view.do?partNumber=1&group=1550&country=GB&language=EN&id=28481 Sajjad Karim] profile at the European Parliament
* [http://www.sajjadkarim.eu Official Website]
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