Only a ‘grave threat’ would trigger 42-day detention, say ministers – The Independent

Posted June 4th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“New powers to hold terror suspects for up to 42 days without charge would be triggered only by a ‘grave and exceptional’ threat akin to the 7 July bombings in London, ministers said yesterday as they moved to defuse a potentially devastating revolt by Labour MPs.”

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The Independent, 4th June 2008