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Counter-Terrorism Bil

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Today sees the second reading of the Counter-Terrorism Bill. The government wants to allow police to lock people up for six weeks without even charging them with an offence – a proposal that would undermine civil liberties, damage community relations and have a seriously damaging effect on any individuals who were affected.

Amnesty is asking people to sign the “Not a day longer” e-petition calling on the government to abandon plans to extend the time for which police can hold terrorism suspects without charge.

The petition is on the No.10 website

If you are on facebook you can join the NOT A DAY LONGER! group

Written by ellenloudon

April 1, 2008 at 2:06 pm

Posted in amnesty, social action