UK releases terror suspect from prison, citing lack of evidence

[JURIST] The British government has released an Egyptian man it had held since December 2001 without trial or charges, the Home Office [official website] reported Tuesday. The man, identified only as "C," was released from prison Monday because there was not enough evidence to hold him as a terror suspect, Home Secretary Charles Clarke said. No conditions were placed on C following his release. He had been held under the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act [text], and his detention was up for review by the Special Immigration Appeal Commission [UK Court Service website] this week. The UK government released three other detainees, a Palestinian and two Algerians, on Monday. BBC News has more.



 

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