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So, David Blunkett wants to bring back not only internment but secret trials which will not be required to prove the suspect's guilt "beyond reasonable doubt" but only on "probability"? I HATE THAT MAN. Now the British Muslim community can enjoy all the fun experienced by the Irish community in the '70s. Oh, the nostalgia. Bring on the random arrests and life sentences....and maybe successful appeals 25 years later.

I heard about this on Radio 4's Today programme this morning, but thanks to daegaer for this link, which gives more info.

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socmot
Feb. 2nd, 2004 05:02 am (UTC)
And when there's a miscarriage of justice, we can have inquiries...presided over by Lord Hutton of course!!

I say Hutton deliberately - guess who presided over internment trials in 1970's Northern Ireland? Guess who represented the MoD at the Widgery Tribunal?

*is livid*
melusina99
Feb. 2nd, 2004 09:53 am (UTC)
Mr Blunkett believes the nature of the "new global suicide terrorism" means it may now be necessary to keep evidence in a terrorism case secret even from British defendants and their lawyers in order to protect intelligence sources.

Shades of Atty Gen'l Ass-croft.

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