Thursday, December 6, 2007

Government proposes 42-day terror detention

By Robert Winnett, Deputy Political Editor, and Richard Holt
Last Updated: 11:18am GMT 06/12/2007

The Government wants to increase the period terrorist suspects can be held without charge to 42 days, Jacqui Smith has confirmed.
The Home Secretary said: "We are proposing that where there is a compelling operational need, the Home Secretary can extend the operational limit that a terrorist can be held for up to a maximum of 42 days.;jsessionid=30X3PW5CTET4DQFIQMGCFFOAVCBQUIV0?xml=/news/2007/12/06/ndetain206.xml

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