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UK: Prime Minister Blair announces 12-Point Plan to fight terrorism

In response to the terrorist attacks in London in July, the Prime Minister outlined a 12-Point Counter-Terrorism Plan. The Plan foresees longer periods of detention prior to bringing charges, creates new offences such as indirect incitement to terrorism, and establishes new grounds for expulsion and deportation of terrorist suspects. The Prime Minister also announced the Government would rely on diplomatic assurances to ensure that people deported to Jordan and other countries do not face torture or other serious human rights violations. Human rights groups and the UN Special Rapporteur on torture have strongly criticized such proposals.

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