Iraq terror suspect loses bid to return to UK

[JURIST] Terrorist suspect Hilal Abdul-Razzaq Ali Al-Jedda on Friday lost a court battle in his bid to be allowed to return to the UK on the grounds that his human rights had been violated [JURIST report]. Al-Jedda, who has both Iraqi and British citizenship, had been held without charge by British troops in Iraq for nine months since his arrest last October by US soldiers and subsequent handover to British authorities in Basra. Lawyers for Al-Jedda argued that the detention breached his rights under the European Convention on Human Rights [PDF text] to due process and pushed for him to be allowed back into Britain. London's High Court however ruled that his continued detention was legal. During arguments, the British Ministry of Defence [official website] said that indefinite detention of terror suspects without trial was authorized under a 2004 UN Security Council resolution. Reuters has more.

 

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