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Law change for detainment of suspected terrorists

Law change for detainment of suspected terrorists

26 January 2005

Detention without trial will be replaced with a system of 'control orders', Home Secretary Charles Clarke announced today.

The orders for terror suspects will include curfews, tagging and even a requirement for suspects 'to remain at their premises', he said.

This will apply equally to foreign suspects and British citizens suspected of 'international or domestic' terrorism, he told the House of Commons.

Mr Clarke added:

"Such orders would be preventative - designed to disrupt those seeking to carry out attacks, whether here or elsewhere, or who are planning, or otherwise supporting such activities."

They will operate alongside a system of 'deportation with assurances' - because human rights laws bar the removal of anyone from the UK who may face death or torture.

ENDS

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