MPs savage plan to double terror detention time limit – The Independent

Posted November 8th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“MPs of all parties condemned moves to double the time terror suspects can be held without charge amid fears that the number of people jailed for terrorist offences could grow twelvefold in the next decade.”

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The Independent, 8th November 2007

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Terror detention laws scrutinised – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“The length of time terror suspects can be detained without charge is to be debated by MPs as they continue their discussion of the Queen’s Speech.”

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BBC News, 7th November 2007

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Details missing for detention limit proposal – The Independent

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

“Details of anti-terror proposals revealed by the Government in today’s Queen’s Speech did not reveal what is sure to be the most controversial aspect of the new security Bill.”

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The Independent, 6th November 2007

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Extra detention of terror suspects is compared to apartheid era – The Times

Posted November 5th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Britain’s MPs are being urged by one of the world’s leading civil-rights lawyers to resist pressure to extend the 28-day time limit for holding terror suspects.”

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The Times, 5th November 2007

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Law lords to rule on Iraq detention – The Times

Posted October 30th, 2007 in detention, Iraq, news, terrorism by sally

“Britain’s highest court will determine this week whether British and other armed forces in Iraq are entitled to detain terrorist suspects without trial in breach of their human rights.”

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The Times, 29th October 2007

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British citizen appeals against three-year detention in Iraq – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2007 in armed forces, detention, Iraq, news, terrorism by sally

“Lawyers for a British-Iraqi citizen who has been held in Iraq by British forces for three years on suspicion of terrorism will ask the House of Lords today to rule that his detention is unlawful and he should be returned to Britain. Hilal al-Jedda has been held since October 2004 without charge. Freedom from arbitrary arrest and detention is a ‘quintessentially British liberty,’ Lord Hoffmann, a law lord, declared in an earlier case.”

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The Guardian, 29th October 2007

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Raise detention limit, urges peer – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“There is a case for extending the 28-day limit on questioning suspected terrorists, the government’s terror legislation watchdog has said.”

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BBC News, 28th October 2007

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Detention more than 28 days is not internment, Smith tells MPs – The Guardian

Posted October 23rd, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“The home secretary, Jacqui Smith, yesterday admitted that there was ‘still some scepticism’ about extending detention without charge beyond its current 28 days among those who had responded to the government’s consultation.”

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The Guardian, 23rd October 2007

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Hoon calls for wide debate on terror detention limit – The Times

Posted October 22nd, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“There will have to be a ‘proper debate’ in the country and in the House of Commons before the 28-day detention limit for terrorist suspects could be extended, the Government said.”

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The Times, 22nd October 2007

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Hold suspects for 50 days, says Sir Ian Blair – Daily Telegraph

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

“Police need at least 50 days to question some terrorist suspects before charging them, the country’s top officer has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th October 2007

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Regina (A) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Reports

Posted September 5th, 2007 in asylum, deportation, detention, law reports by sally

Continued detention of failed asylum-seeker is lawful

Regina (A) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Court of Appeal

“The continued detention, pending deportation, of a failed asylum-seeker after the end of a term of imprisonment because the safety of the public would be at risk and there was a high risk that he would abscond, was not unlawful.”

The Times, 5th September 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.

Lawyers accuse MoD of retaining evidence on abused Iraqi detainees – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2007 in armed forces, detention, Iraq, news, torture by sally

“Lawyers representing the families of Iraqis detained by British soldiers yesterday accused the Ministry of Defence of suppressing crucial information about the circumstances surrounding their mistreatment, including advice given to senior army officers.”

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2007

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Crisis court cells ‘inadequate’ – BBC News

Posted August 20th, 2007 in courts, detention, news, prisons by sally

“Serious concerns have been raised in a new report into the use of a London court’s cells during the prison overcrowding emergency this summer.”

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BBC News, 20th August 2007

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Terror suspect’s family claims he was tortured by Spanish police – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“The family and legal team of a British resident jailed in Spain as a terror suspect claim he is the victim of the Spanish equivalent of Guantánamo Bay. Mohammed Fahsi has been detained for more than 18 months after being arrested by Spanish police who claimed to have struck a blow against a recruiting network that was sending suicide bombers to Iraq.”

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The Guardian, 20th August 2007

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One British resident cleared to leave Guantanamo – Reuters

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

“One of the five British residents London wants freed from the Guantanamo prison camp has already been cleared for release but will not be sent to his native land because of fears he would be abused there, a Pentagon official said on Thursday.”

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Reuters, 9th August 2007

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UK requests Guantanamo releases – BBC News

Posted August 7th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“The UK government has requested the release of five British residents from US custody at Guantanamo Bay.”

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BBC News, 7th August 2007

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R(A) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted August 1st, 2007 in asylum, deportation, detention, law reports by sally

R(A) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department 

“The Secretary of State had not acted unlawfully in continuing to detain pending removal a failed asylum seeker who, having served a sentence of imprisonment for rape, was considered to be a risk to the public and highly likely to abscond. The period of detention was not unreasonable in the circumstances and where the detainee had refused to return voluntarily and no means were available for his enforced return.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Police want mobile jail cells to deal with protesters – The Guardian

Posted August 1st, 2007 in detention, news, police by sally

“The police are pressing to be allowed to use mobile holding cells to deal with major protests at defence bases and to set up short-term jails to deal with football hooligans at sports grounds.”

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The Guardian, 1st August 2007

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MPs oppose terror detention plans – BBC News

Posted July 31st, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“There is not enough evidence to support extending the 28-day limit on holding terrorism suspects before charge, a committee of MPs and peers has said.”

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BBC News, 30th July 2007

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MPs oppose terror detention plans – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“A cross-party committee of MPs and peers has opposed government plans to detain terror suspects without charge beyond 28 days.”

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BBC News, 29th July 2007

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