Tasnime Akunjee (Consultant)
Throughout the currency of his career he has had intrinsic experience with the narratives of various proscribed organisations, terrorist organisations, as well as a working engagement with the numerous tranches of terrorism related legislation and their application through the prism of the governments Prevent strategy.
Tasnime has worked on cases (both in the UK and abroad) concerning individuals who have been accused of an affinity to terrorist organisations and on cases where the accused have travelled to conflict zones and returned to their home countries.
In June of 2015 Tasnime was involved in travelling to the border region of Turkey and Syria to negotiate the release and repatriation of a female British citizen. She had found herself in the custody of rebel forces operating in Syria. The process of her retrieval involved negotiating with various parties including elements within the authority structure of the UK, the Turkish authorities and the rebel parties themselves.
In March 2015 he was involved in advising the families of the three schoolgirls (Shamima Begum, Khadiza Sultana and Amira Abase) who left Bethnal Green Academy and travelled from East London to ISIS controlled Syria. Tasnime has advised individuals and entities in the UK and abroad on their operations and the
With respect to current UK Counter Terrorism strategy, Tasnime has provided evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee on the subject as well as lectured on the topic and engaged in panel debates both in the UK and abroad; furthermore he has produced a number of briefing documents concerning the effect of Prevent for politicians and key influential figures in the relevant arena.