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Britain Sparks Fury with Tough Terror Law Plans

Hard-line British Interior Minister David Blunkett came under fire Monday for radical proposals to tighten anti-terror laws, with one eminent lawyer calling him a “shameless authoritarian” for planning to change how suspects are tried in court. Blunkett wants British terror suspects to go on trial in secret if necessary to protect intelligence sources, to lower the burden of proof and bring in pre-emptive charges so that they could be put on trial before they mount an attack. “It’s as if David Blunkett takes his lessons in jurisprudence from Robert Mugabe,” said Baroness Helena Kennedy, one of Britain’s most senior lawyers and a peer in Blunkett’s Labor Party. Full Story

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