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WAR: UK Court Rules Anti-Terror Detention Policy Illegal

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posted on Dec, 16 2004 @ 08:32 AM
A law that allows British police to detain suspected terrorists indefinitely without charge or trial was overturned by Britains highest court. Saying that the measures are "unjustifiably discriminatory", the panel voted 8-1 to overturn the law, ruling in favor of 9 Muslim men who appealed to the court. The 9 men were being held without charge being suspected of involvement in terrorist attacks.
Britain's highest court dealt a blow to the government's anti-terrorism policies on Thursday by ruling that the detention of foreign terrorist suspects without trial is illegal.

A panel of Law Lords ruled in favor of nine Muslim men who were appealing against being held without charge under Britain's Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act on suspicion of being involved in terrorist attacks

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How could someone be detained for being involved in International Terrorism, yet have no charges brought against them?
I for one am totally in favor of jailing terrorists, and suspected terrorists, but again I say, how can there be no charges?

[edit on 16-12-2004 by Banshee]

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