UK Guantanamo man in legal battle – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2008 in detention, disclosure, evidence, judicial review, news, torture, war crimes by sally

“A British resident held in Guantanamo Bay is to launch a court battle to make the UK government release evidence for his defence.”

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BBC News, 27th July 2008

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Chakrabarti attacks Asian MPs over support for 42-day detention – The Guardian

Posted July 17th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Shami Chakrabarti has hit out at Sadiq Khan and eight other Asian Labour MPs over their decision to vote in favour of the government’s 42-day detention plan.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2008

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Commuter Nzube Udezue files complaint over armed arrest ordeal – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2008 in complaints, detention, news, police by sally

“An innocent commuter mistakenly detained at gunpoint has filed an official complaint over his arrest after it emerged that he did not match the description of the armed suspect police had been seeking.”

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The Guardian, 14th July 2008

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Report calls for end to detention of child asylum seekers – Reuters

Posted July 10th, 2008 in asylum, children, detention, news by sally

“Britain should stop detaining thousands of children of foreigners seeking asylum, the Independent Asylum Commission said in a report published on Thursday.”

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Reuters, 10th July 2008

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Impractical and wrong in principle: former MI5 chief’s verdict on Brown’s 42-day plan – The Guardian

Posted July 9th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Gordon Brown’s plan to detain terror suspects without charge for up to 42 days suffered a big setback yesterday when the former head of MI5 condemned it as unworkable and all but accused Downing Street of playing politics with Britain’s national security.”

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The Guardian, 9th July 2008

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Witness law to be debated by MPs – BBC News

Posted July 8th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism, witnesses by sally

“MPs are to debate emergency legislation to restore trial judges’ powers to grant anonymity to witnesses.”

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BBC News, 8th July 2008

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42 days: Government plans set for rough ride in Lords – The Guardian

Posted July 8th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“The two most senior legal figures in Tony Blair’s government will today join peers from all parties to attack the government’s plans for 42-day pre-charge detention for terrorist suspects.”

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The Guardian, 8th July 2008

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Senior peers to mount attack on 42-days plan – The Independent

Posted July 8th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“The two most senior legal figures in Tony Blair’s cabinet will today lead a devastating assault against plans to hold terror suspects without charge for up to 42 days.”

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The Independent, 8th July 2008

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Human rights body condemns counter-terrorism bill – The Guardian

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

“Government plans to extend pre-charge detention for terror suspects to 42 days are ‘unnecessary, disproportionate and counter-productive’ and should be rejected when they come before the House of Lords next week, an international human rights group said today. ”

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The Guardian, 4th July 2008

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Brown denies offering inducements to MPs over 42-day plans – The Guardian

Posted July 3rd, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Gordon Brown today denied offering peerages or other inducements to persuade MPs to back the government’s controversial plans to detain terror suspects for up to 42 days.”

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2008

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Legal Opinion: Britain must obey the rule of law over Iraqis detained without trial – The Independent

Posted June 25th, 2008 in detention, Iraq, news, war crimes by sally

“Two Iraqis have been held without trial by the British Army for five years. Why is this any different from Guantanamo Bay?, asks Phil Shiner, of Public Interest Lawyers.”

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The Independent, 25th June 2008

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Clarke warns on terror detentions – BBC News

Posted June 23rd, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Concessions made to secure the passage of the 42-day detention bill will ‘damage the fight against terrorism’, a former home secretary has said.”

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BBC News, 20th June 2008

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Government thwarted on terror detentions – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 19th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“The Government’s attempts to lock up foreign terrorism suspects have been thwarted at every turn.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th June 2008

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Does England have house arrest? – BBC Law Magazine

Posted June 18th, 2008 in control orders, detention, special report, terrorism by sally

“One of the UK’s top terrorism suspects is starting a new life beyond the razor wire of prison – within the walls of his own home. Is this house arrest?”

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BBC Law Magazine, 18th June 2008

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Lawyers split over 42 day detention period – The Lawyer

Posted June 16th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“City lawyers are split over the extension of the pre-charge detention period to 42 days which was narrowly passed in the House of Commons on Wednesday.”

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The Lawyer, 13th June 2008

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Army accused of human rights abuse in case of Iraqis held without trial for five years – The Independent

Posted June 16th, 2008 in detention, human rights, Iraq, news, prisoners of war by sally

“Britain is accused of holding Iraqi prisoners of war in a legal black hole after it emerged that two men accused of killing British soldiers have been detained without trial for more than five years.”

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The Independent, 15th June 2008

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42-day terror law faces ‘very rough ride’ in Lords – The Times

Posted June 13th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“A leading Labour critic of Gordon Brown’s 42-day terror detention plan predicted today that the legislation would have a ‘very rough ride’ in the Lords.”

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The Times, 12th June 2008

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Lawyers urge FO to come clean on torture – The Guardian

Posted June 12th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“Lawyers acting for Binyam Mohamed, a British resident incarcerated in Guantánamo Bay, have urged the government to disclose evidence which, they say, would demonstrate he was tortured.”

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The Guardian, 12th June 2008

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Related link: “Human Cargo”: Binyam Mohamed and the Rendition Frequent Flier Programme

42-day detention: what happens next? – The Guardian

Posted June 12th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Ministers now face a fiendish struggle to get their plans to extend pre-charge detention for up to 42 days through the House of Lords.”

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The Guardian, 11th June 2008

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Detention comparisons spark row – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2008 in detention, terrorism by sally

“A row has broken out between ministers and civil liberties groups over how Britain compares with other countries on pre-charge detention times.”

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BBC News, 11th June 2008

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