Battle against extending pre-charge detention moves to House of Lords – Liberty

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

“Human rights group Liberty said the battle against the Government’s Counter-Terror Bill proposals to detain suspects for 42 days without charge will now be taken up in the House of Lords. Narrowly passed in the House of Commons today (315-306), the controversial proposals have generated widespread concern about the negative impact on civil liberties and community relations.”

Press release

Liberty, 11th June 2008

Source: www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk

Brown wins crunch vote on 42 days – BBC News

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

“Prime Minister Gordon Brown has narrowly won a House of Commons vote on extending the maximum time police can hold terror suspects to 42 days.”

Full story

BBC News, 11th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Counter Terrorism Bill Debate (Video)

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

Watch the Commons debate the Counter-Terrorism Bill from 12.30pm today.

Link to video

Source: www.parliament.uk

Legal Opinion: Forty-two days exposes Brown’s cold expediency – The Independent

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

“Today is crunch time for the Prime Minister and his plan to lock up terror suspects for 42 days without charge. Robert Verkaik, Law Editor, surveys the battle lines.”

Full story

The Independent, 11th June 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘It really is psychological torture’ – The Guardian

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

“With MPs voting today on a new, 42-day detention limit for terror suspects, Lee Glendinning spoke to a 23-year-old student about what it is like to be detained under the existing terrorism legislation.”

Full story

The Guardian, 11th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

42-day concession to be offered – BBC News

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

“The government is expected to offer a last-minute compensation deal to help push the 42-day detention plan through.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hard core of rebels holds key to vote on 42-day detention – The Independent

Posted June 10th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Gordon Brown’s fate in a crunch Commons vote tomorrow on the power to detain suspected terrorists for 42 days lies in the hands of a small group of wavering Labour MPs.”

Full story

The Independent, 10th June 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Rights body threatens to bring legal challenge on 42-day detention – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“The government’s human rights watchdog last night served notice that it will immediately launch a legal challenge to the government’s plan to extend the pre-charge detention limit to 42 days if it reaches the statute book. The Equality and Human Rights Commission, chaired by Trevor Phillips, backed its claim by publishing legal advice from Matrix Chambers that the extended limit would violate the European convention on human rights.”

Full story

The Guardian, 10th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Attorney-General Lord Goldsmith hits out over 42-day terror plans – The Times

Posted June 10th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Tony Blair’s Attorney-General has given warning that ministers’ safeguards for detaining suspects for up to 42 days have failed to make the proposals acceptable.”

Full story

The Times, 10th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Gordon Brown set to lose on 42-day detention – The Times

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

“Gordon Brown’s chances of avoiding a humiliating defeat in the Commons this week dwindled after he effectively ruled out any more significant changes to proposals to detain terror suspects for 42 days without charge.”

Full story

The Times, 9th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Police say 42-day detention plan is unworkable – The Times

Posted June 6th, 2008 in detention, news, police, terrorism by sally

“The plan to detain terror suspects for 42 days has become so convoluted and bureaucratic that police fear it will be almost unworkable, senior sources have told The Times.”

Full story

The Times, 6th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

42-day detention would breach human rights law despite concessions, MPs warn – The Guardian

Posted June 5th, 2008 in detention, human rights, news, terrorism by sally

“The government’s concessions on 42-day pre-charge detention for terrorism suspects have left the legislation in breach of human rights law, the joint select committee on human rights will say today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 5th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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.”

Full story

The Independent, 4th June 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

42-day detention: Smith reveals details of new safeguards – The Guardian

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

“Jacqui Smith today revealed new details of the government’s plans to introduce safeguards in its controversial legislation to detain terror suspects for up to 42 days.”

Full story

The Guardian, 3rd June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ministers sense terror vote shift – BBC News

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

“Confidence is growing among ministers that the threat of a government defeat over plans to extend detention without charge of terror suspects is receding.”

Full story

BBC News, 3rd June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Complaint over British role in extraordinary rendition – The Guardian

Posted June 3rd, 2008 in detention, Diego Garcia, freedom of information, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“A complaint was made yesterday to the information commissioner about the government’s behaviour over the use of the British island of Diego Garcia for the rendition of US prisoners.”

Full story

The Guardian, 3rd June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

EU human rights chief renews attack on 42-day detention plan – The Guardian

Posted June 2nd, 2008 in detention, human rights, news, terrorism by sally

“Allowing terrorist suspects to be held without charge for up to 42 days in the UK could encourage other EU countries to pass similar legislation, Europe’s human rights commissioner said today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 2nd June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gordon Brown warns 42-day terror detention rebels that he won’t back down – The Times

Posted June 2nd, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Gordon Brown will take one of the biggest gambles of his political career today by defying Labour MPs to back him or defeat him over holding terrorist suspects for 42 days.”

Full story

The Times, 2nd June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Prison ships, torture claims, and missing detainees – The Guardian

Posted June 2nd, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“America may have held terror suspects in British territory, despite UK denials.”

Full story

The Guardian, 2nd June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Guantanamo man on terror charge – BBC News

Posted May 30th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“The only remaining British resident to be held in Guantanamo Bay has been charged with terrorism by a US military tribunal, the BBC has learned.”

Full story

BBC News, 30th May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk