Judge attacks home secretary over unlawful detention – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2008 in detention, news, sexual offences by sally

“A high court judge today condemned the home secretary, Jacqui Smith, for her failure to follow the law in the ‘shocking’ handling of the case of a detained sex offender.”

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The Guardian, 25th January 2008

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Army detainee training “flawed” – BBC News

Posted January 25th, 2008 in armed forces, detention, Iraq, news by sally

“Serious flaws existed in the training of British soldiers to deal with Iraqi prisoners, a report is expected to say.”

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BBC News, 25th January 2008

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Muslims wary of terror law extension – The Times

Posted January 25th, 2008 in detention, Islam, news, terrorism by sally

“A controversial proposal by the Government to extend pre-charge detention for terror suspects to up to 42 days could undermine the help that Muslim groups are giving police, according to the Home Office’s official assessment of the measure.”

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The Times, 25th January 2008

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Labour facing humiliation on terror bill – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“The government is facing defeat over its legislation to hold terror suspects for up to 42 days without charge, which is to be published today without many of the safeguards demanded by opponents.”

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The Guardian, 24th January 2008

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Sixth of prisoners waiting to be tried – The Independent

Posted January 23rd, 2008 in delay, detention, prisons, sentencing, trials by sally

“A sixth of all prisoners held in England and Wales have not been found guilty of any offence or are waiting to be sentenced, says the first report to investigate pre-trial detention across the world.”

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The Independent, 23rd January 2008

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Judge frees three Algerians from detention limbo – The Guardian

Posted January 22nd, 2008 in deportation, detention, news by sally

“Three Algerians who have been detained for up to 18 months while waiting for deportation – even though they want to return home – were yesterday granted bail by a high court judge.”

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2008

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Brown pushes for 42-day detention – BBC News

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

“Prime Minister Gordon Brown is pressing ahead with controversial plans to extend the time terror suspects can be held without charge to 42 days.”

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BBC News, 20th January 2008

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Gesture politics – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 18th, 2008 in detention, special report, terrorism by sally

“The Government’s battle to extend the maximum number of days of pre-charge detention for terrorist suspects is doomed, argues Roger Smith.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 17th January 2008

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Government stands by its 42-day limit for locking up terror suspects – The Independent

Posted January 18th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Gordon Brown has brushed aside a chorus of protest to press ahead with plans to allow terror suspects to be locked up without charge for up to 42 days, leaked documents obtained by The Independent show. The Prime Minister’s refusal to compromise leaves the Home Secretary facing a desperate struggle to avert Mr Brown’s first Commons defeat. Up to 40 Labour MPs have vowed to oppose any extension of the current 28-day limit, already the longest in the Western world.”

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The Independent, 18th January 2008

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Lawyer condemns ‘lies’ over Guantanamo detainees’ release – The Independent

Posted December 20th, 2007 in detention, news by sally

“The lawyer for three British residents arrested hours after returning to the UK from the US Guantanamo Bay detention centre today condemned the Government for ‘lying’ about their release.”

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The Independent, 20th December 2007

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Guantánamo three held on return to UK – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Three men released from Guantánamo Bay after five years yesterday were being held by British police last night, even though, according to counter-terrorism sources, they are unlikely to face criminal charges in the UK.”

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The Guardian, 20th December 2007

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MPs deliver fresh blows against detention plans – The Guardian

Posted December 14th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Government attempts to rally support for an extension of police powers to detention without trial from 28 to 42 days receive a further blow today from MPs and peers.”

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The Guardian, 14th December 2007

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Terror suspect held lawfully – The Times

Posted December 13th, 2007 in armed forces, detention, Iraq, news, terrorism by sally

“An Iraqi terrorist suspect held without trial by the British military for three years is being detained lawfully, the Law Lords ruled yesterday.”

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The Times, 13th December 2007

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Regina (Al-Jedda) v Secretary of State for Defence – Times Law Reports

Posted December 13th, 2007 in armed forces, detention, Iraq, law reports, terrorism by sally

Regina (Al-Jedda) v Secretary of State for Defence

“The detention without trial of persons in Iraq by British Armed Forces under the legal regime established by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1546 was attributable to the United Kingdom rather than the UN.”

The Times, 13th December 2007

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Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Former lord chancellor joins critics of detention beyond 28 days – The Guardian

Posted December 13th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“The former lord chancellor, Lord Falconer, has joined the swelling ranks of opponents of the government’s plans to extend pre-charge detention beyond 28 days.”

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The Guardian, 13th December 2007

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Terror detention extension a ‘charade’, say dissenting MPs – The Guardian

Posted December 11th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Government plans to extend the length of time terror suspects can be held without charge to 42 days were denounced by MPs today as a ‘charade’.”

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The Guardian, 11th December 2007

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And then there was one: four British residents freed from Guantánamo – The Guardian

Posted December 10th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Four British residents held without charge at the American detention camp for suspected terrorists at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba are to be released, reducing the UK involvement with the camp to just one inmate.”

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The Guardian, 8th December 2007

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42-day detention plan attacked as constitutionally illiterate – The Guardian

Posted December 10th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Proposals to extend the limit for pre-charge detention to 42 days are ‘constitutionally illiterate’ as well as dangerous, critics warned yesterday, because proper parliamentary scrutiny would confuse the roles of MPs and judges.”

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The Guardian, 8th December 2007

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Terror detention limit ‘should be 42 days’ – The Independent

Posted December 6th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“The Government wants to increase the period police can detain terror suspects without charge to 42 days, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said today.”

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The Independent, 6th December 2007

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Plan to let MPs vote on how long individual terror suspects are held – The Times

Posted December 6th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“MPs will be given a vote on whether to trigger emergency powers that would allow terrorist suspects to be held beyond 28 days, under plans to be announced by the Home Secretary within days.”

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The Times, 6th December 2007

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