UK fathers' rights group breaks up over plot to kidnap PM's son

[JURIST] UK fathers' rights group Fathers 4 Justice [advocacy website; BBC backgrounder] announced Wednesday that it would disband after the Sun newspaper published a report that some of its members planned to abduct the 5-year-old son of British Prime Minister Tony Blair [official profile; JURIST news archive]. The group, notorious for past stunts such as a 2004 powder attack on Blair [JURIST report] in the House of Commons, has recently been undermined by extremist members like those who planned the kidnapping and some of whom had already been ousted from the group, according to founder Matt O'Connor. O'Connor also confirmed that anti-terror officials questioned several former members of the group during December. Read O'Connor's press statement on the F4J homepage. AP has more.

 

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