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Foreign terror suspects no longer to be treated differently from native suspects

Discussion in 'Legal' started by iapetus, Feb 3, 2004.

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  1. iapetus

    iapetus Member

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    As in the US, foreign terrorism suspects are granted fewer leagal rights than own citizens accused of the same offence or other criminals.

    Understandably, this has caused a lot of complaints about civil rights, lack of fair trials, rule of law, etc.

    And now, good old David Blunkett has decided to do something about it.

    Now he wants everyone accused of terrorism to be tried in secret, without a jury, by judges with "special security clearence", with secret intelligence (not available to the defence) used as evidence, and with the standard of proof reduced from "beyond all reasonable doubt" to "balance of probability".



    From the Telegraph:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/mai...03.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/02/03/ixnewstop.html

    And the Guardian:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/terrorism/story/0,12780,1137839,00.html
     
  2. iapetus

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    And here are the articles:

    Telegraph:
    Guardian:
     
  3. Stand_Watie

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    Scary huh? I'm no great fan of all the provisions of the 'patriot act' myself, but I'm awfully sick of being beaten about the ears with it by euro-lefties who are parroting the 'democratic underground' (Ameri-lefties), blissfully unaware of civil rights issues within their own system.

    Maybe this will shut them up. Nahhhh.
     
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    :barf:
    Awful, just awful.
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  5. HunterGatherer

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    Throughout all of human history runs at least one continuous thread:

    People come to want their government to do everything for them.

    Then they squeal like squished cats when their government decides what it will do to them.

    The continuous thread is that they always get exactly what they deserve.

    Cheers! :banghead:
     
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