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In Britain, Freed Terror Suspects Suffer

Nine terrorism suspects who were freed from prison under a new British anti-terrorism law are living under such harsh and confusing control orders that one has been readmitted to a mental hospital and several others are being treated by psychiatrists, their lawyer said Friday. In an interview with The Associated Press, attorney Gareth Peirce announced plans to appeal Britain’s new anti-terror law in the High Court, saying it violates basic civil liberties the way McCarthyism limited freedom of speech in the United States in the 1950s. “These men, who came to England as asylum seekers from repressive countries such as Algeria and Tunisia, were held in high-security prisons for three years, during which time they were never formally charged, or even told what they are accused of,” Peirce said. Full Story

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