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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:04 AM
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UK: MPs plan revolt against "chilling" house arrest plan
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?sto...

"parliamentary revolt" sounds like something we need here as well..
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MPs plan revolt against house arrest plan

By Robert Verkaik and Nigel Morris
29 January 2005


MPs are planning a parliamentary revolt over the Government's "chilling" measures to place the families and friends of suspected terrorists under house arrest.

Charles Clarke said yesterday that the terror threat faced by Britain meant it was necessary to restrict the freedom of contact, association and movement of the families, friends and associates of suspected terrorists. Under the proposals, relatives and other associates of suspects could be searched every time they enter their homes or be banned from using telephones or the internet, the Home Secretary said.

The measures are a direct response to the House of Lords which last month ruled unlawful the indefinite detention of 11 terror suspects in Belmarsh and other high-security prisons. Lawyers for the detainees are to make a fresh attempt to free them on Monday when the Special Immigration Appeals Commission holds bail hearings. They will say they should be freed because Mr Clarke has accepted the Law Lords' ruling.

And the Pentagon is continuing to claim that four Britons released from Guantanamo Bay still pose a real security threat. Moazzam Begg, Feroz Abbasi, Martin Mubanga and Richard Belmar were freed without charge the day after they were flown home. The Metropolitan Police accepted there was insufficient evidence to hold them under the Terrorism Act. It is understood that the men are now considering financial offers from the media for interviews.

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