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Britain lists deportable `terror’ offenses

TOUGH LINE: Home Secretary Charles Clarke defended the government’s new rules to bar or expel foreigners who are suspected of fomenting violence or terrorist acts. British Home Secretary Charles Clarke published a list of terrorism-related offenses on Wednesday, setting the ground rules for Britain to bar or deport foreign militants accused of fomenting hatred, violence and extremism. The list is directed primarily at firebrand Muslim clerics and scholars the government suspects of igniting violent militancy among British Muslims like the London bombers. But the promise of tougher deportation policies set off an unusually undiplomatic squabble after a prominent UN torture specialist, Manfred Nowak, expressed concern about the likely destiny of people sent back to countries with poor human rights records. Full Story

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