British citizen appeals against three-year detention in Iraq – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2007 in armed forces, detention, Iraq, news, terrorism by sally

“Lawyers for a British-Iraqi citizen who has been held in Iraq by British forces for three years on suspicion of terrorism will ask the House of Lords today to rule that his detention is unlawful and he should be returned to Britain. Hilal al-Jedda has been held since October 2004 without charge. Freedom from arbitrary arrest and detention is a ‘quintessentially British liberty,’ Lord Hoffmann, a law lord, declared in an earlier case.”

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The Guardian, 29th October 2007