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How the law stands in Europe

The way other European countries deal with suspected international terrorists was examined by the Home Office when Britain’s anti-terrorism law was drafted after September 11 2001. France: Since the 1980s has had an offence of “associating with a wrongdoer”, used to detain and prosecute terrorist suspects. It allows a specialist judge to order the indefinite detention of a suspect before prosecution. It is much more widely drawn than the English conspiracy law and has been used for more prosecutions. Unlike Britain, France will deport suspected terrorists to Algeria, Jordan and Egypt, but not if they would face a death sentence.Full Story

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