Government stands by its 42-day limit for locking up terror suspects – The Independent

Posted January 18th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Gordon Brown has brushed aside a chorus of protest to press ahead with plans to allow terror suspects to be locked up without charge for up to 42 days, leaked documents obtained by The Independent show. The Prime Minister’s refusal to compromise leaves the Home Secretary facing a desperate struggle to avert Mr Brown’s first Commons defeat. Up to 40 Labour MPs have vowed to oppose any extension of the current 28-day limit, already the longest in the Western world.”

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The Independent, 18th January 2008