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UK security fears raise new civil rights dilemmas

Fears of a fresh bomb attack on British soil appear to have stifled opposition to a raft of new anti-terrorism proposals and police practices which legal experts say would erode civil rights. Since last month’s deadly attacks in London, police have said they have a “shoot to kill” policy for suspected suicide bombers and are taking into account ethnic backgrounds when deciding who to stop and search. As it drafts new laws, Tony Blair’s centre-left government is even listening to a call to hold terrorism suspects without charge for up to three months instead of 14 days — a move that would have had campaigners up in arms a few months ago. Full Story

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