posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 07:52 AM
New UK terror laws have been revealed today, they include a new ability for the Police in being able to hold Terrorism suspects for up to 90 days
The article also states that Home Secretary Charles Clarke has already watered down his plan to make glorifying terrorism an offence carrying a
penalty of up to seven years' imprisonment.
The draft terrorism bill will be available for public review soon.
Tony Blair has backed controversial moves to detain terrorist suspects without charge for up to 90 days.
The proposal is expected to be one of a series of new anti-terrorism measures that have just been published.
Mr Blair told the Commons that senior police officers had made "absolutely compelling" demands for the extended detention.
The prime minister said more time was needed to gather evidence against suspects because of the way bombing attempts are prevented.
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Looks like it's going ahead, we just have to hope that the new powers won't be mis-used.
There are not any more details yet of the other proposals, but I'm sure they will be something worth monitoring.
The proposal of a prison sentence for 'glorifying' terrorism is also worrying, they say it is 'watered down' from the initial idea of 7 years, but
to what exactly?
What will constitute 'glorifying terrorism' exactly?
[edit on 12-10-2005 by AgentSmith]