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Originally posted by gambon
It had instructions on bomb making , mixing bomb making chemicals and possible targets in the magazine , that is why it was banned and she was arrested.The same as if you where to have the anarchists cookbook nowadays
As for Iran believes ...well they believe a lot , do you believe them?edit on 10-12-2012 by gambon because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by BMorris
As poster #2 said..
In the UK it is illegal to be in posession of materials which are designed to be used for terror attacks, and this includes instructions for the making of, unless you have valid reason to be in posession of those items.
In the eyes of the police, curiosity is not a valid reason. Obviously, the courts agreed in this case.
Its a disgustingly wide law, theoretically you could be arrested for posession of a chemistry textbook under it. Fortunatly the police haven't abused it too much yet. The last time I know of this law being invoked was when two political sciences students were arrested for ordering an Al'Quieda book from the University library. On that occasion, the court ruled that being political science students, meant they had valid reason, and they were freed.
But still, its one law I think it too wide, and too heavy handed.
Originally posted by charles1952
I didn't see that it was a plea bargain, but if it was, could she have been avoiding a charge of plotting by offering evidence against her own brother? It's certainly possible.