Smith in final bid for 42-day detention – The Independent

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

“Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, is to make one final attempt to avert a Commons defeat over the plans to lock up terrorist suspects for up to 42 days without trial.”

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The Independent, 30th May 2008

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The last Briton in Guantanamo faces death penalty – The Independent

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

“A British resident who is facing the death penalty in Guantanamo Bay has made a final desperate plea to Gordon Brown to end his six-year ordeal and bring him home today.”

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The Independent, 30th May 2008

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Terror concessions being planned – BBC News

Posted May 29th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“The government will compromise to avoid defeat over plans to extend pre-charge detention for terror suspects from 28 days to 42 days…”

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BBC News, 29th May 2008

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Reformed jihadist released as court case begins – The Times

Posted May 22nd, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“A former jihadist recruiter who now seeks to deradicalise young Muslims was released without charge yesterday after being held for 12 days under the Terrorism Act.”

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The Times, 22nd May 2008

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Algerian demands ‘long-awaited’ apology from Jack Straw over arrest – The Times

Posted May 22nd, 2008 in compensation, detention, false imprisonment, news, terrorism by sally

“The Ministry of Justice has been refused permission to appeal against a ruling that it should compensate an Algerian man wrongly jailed for five months on suspicion of training one of the September 11 hijackers.”

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The Times, 22nd May 2008

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Rebel MPs try to block 42-day detention plans – The Guardian

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

“Rebel Labour MPs today tabled an amendment to the counter-terrorism bill that could block Gordon Brown’s attempts to extend the detention without charge limit to 42 days.”

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The Guardian, 16th May 2008

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‘Fundamental flaws’ in 42-day detention plan – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Gordon Brown should abandon plans to take the ‘extraordinary step’ of detaining terror suspects without charge for up to 42 days because the proposals are fundamentally flawed, a committee of MPs and peers advised yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 15th May 2008

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Longer terror limit ‘unnecessary’ – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Extending the pre-charge detention limit for terrorism suspects to 42 days is ‘wholly unnecessary’, a cross-party group of MPs and peers has said.”

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BBC News, 14th May 2008

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Osama bin Laden’s ‘right-hand man’ Abu Qatada wins bail fight – The Times

Posted May 9th, 2008 in bail, deportation, detention, news, terrorism by sally

“An extremist Muslim cleric regarded as Osama bin Laden’s ‘spiritual ambassador in Europe’ must be released on bail, a judge ruled yesterday.”

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The Times, 9th May 2008

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Clarke urges Brown to drop 42-day detention – The Guardian

Posted May 7th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Charles Clarke, the former home secretary, has urged Gordon Brown to signal a change in his leadership style by abandoning his controversial plans to extend the detention without charge limit to 42 days.”

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The Guardian, 7th May 2008

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Guantánamo Briton sues UK over ‘torture evidence’ – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2008 in detention, evidence, news, torture by sally

“The last British resident left in Guantánamo Bay is suing the UK government for refusing to produce evidence that he was a victim of extraordinary rendition and torture.”

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The Guardian, 6th May 2008

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Smith faces fresh pressure on 42-day terror detentions – The Independent

Posted April 28th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Pressure on Jacqui Smith to back down over plans to hold terror suspects for up to 42 days without charge intensified yesterday after leaked documents suggested ministers were considering allowing suspects to be held under house arrest.”

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The Independent, 28th April 2008

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Detention centres attacked as figures reveal self-harm by asylum-seekers – The Independent

Posted April 21st, 2008 in asylum, detention, news, self-harm by sally

“The true cost of using detention centres to lock up failed asylum-seekers has been exposed by statistics showing the extent of self-harm among those held.”

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The Independent, 19th April 2008

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Guantanamo Britons to sue MI5 over ‘illegal interrogation’ – The Guardian

Posted April 21st, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Eight men freed from Guantanamo Bay are suing the British Government for millions of pounds, claiming that it was complicit in the process in which they were detained and sent for interrogation at the detention camp.”

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The Times, 19th April 2008

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Government already has 42-day detention power, says rebel – The Guardian

Posted April 15th, 2008 in detention, investigatory powers, news, terrorism by sally

“Ministers do not need to extend pre-charge detention to 42 days because they already have the power to almost indefinitely hold suspects who do not reveal what is held on their computers, a rebel Labour MP said today.”

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The Guardian, 14th April 2008

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Cabinet split on 42-day terror detention as Commons defeat looms – The Guardian

Posted April 14th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Cabinet ministers are split over the need to force through new laws to extend the maximum detention of suspected terror suspects from 28 to 42 days without charge – a month before ministers could face a bruising defeat by up to 30 votes in the Commons over the issue.”

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The Guardian, 14th April 2008

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Jacqui Smith ‘using old figures to back up terrorism Bill’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 14th, 2008 in detention, news, statistics, terrorism by sally

“The Home Secretary was accused of desperation last night for quoting five-month-old figures to support the case for detaining terrorism suspects for 42 days.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th April 2008

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Cabinet split emerges over 42 day detention – The Guardian

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

“The first signs of a high-level Cabinet split over proposals to extend suspects’ detention to 42 days emerged yesterday as the government faced criticism from Labour backbenchers. Gordon Brown has been counselled by senior colleagues that there is no real need to push ahead with the extension, adding to the pressure from leading figures in the judiciary, including the director of public prosecutions, Sir Ken Macdonald.”

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2008

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DPP Sir Ken Macdonald: Detaining terror suspects for over four weeks is not needed – The Times

Posted April 1st, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Powers to allow terrorist suspects to be detained without charge for 42 days are not needed and are unlikely to find favour with the judges who would have to approve them, the Director of Public Prosecutions said yesterday.”

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The Times, 1st April 2008

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Terrified, humiliated – and innocent: the evidence against 42-day detention – The Independent

Posted April 1st, 2008 in detention, special report, terrorism by sally

“A young Muslim woman has spoken about the appalling conditions she had to endure when she was held for 12 days without charge by police using existing powers to detain suspects in terrorist cases.”

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The Independent, 1st April 2008

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