Terror law in tatters as extremists go free – The Times

Posted February 14th, 2008 in appeals, news, terrorism by sally

“Dozens of anti-terrorist investigations and prosecutions are in jeopardy after senior judges yesterday quashed the convictions of five young Muslims for downloading extremist propaganda. Three Court of Appeal judges, led by the Lord Chief Justice, questioned whether they should ever have been prosecuted for merely possessing the material. The ruling means that in future the prosecution will have to prove that defendants intended to commit terrorist attacks.”

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The Times, 14th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk