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Britain wants to toughen anti-terror legislation: home secretary

Britain wants to toughen its anti-terrorist legislation to prevent suicide attacks, with alleged British terrorists facing sentencing on the basis of “probable” guilt, Home Secretary David Blunkett announced. He said the aim was to fuse the 2000 anti-terrorist law with the very controversial 2001 law, adopted after the September 11 attacks in the United States, allowing unlimited detention without trial of foreigners suspected of terrorist activities. The Labour government hopes to see the new measures adopted before the next elections, which must be held by 2006, Blunkett said in an interview with the domestic Press Association news agency to mark his visit to India and Pakistan. Full Story

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