UK Home Secretary presses case for 42-day terror detention without charge Andrew Gilmore at 7:12 PM ET
[JURIST] UK Home Secretary Jacqui Smith [official profile] Monday urged [News of the World interview] the passage of a new anti-terror bill [BBC Q/A] that would increase the number of days a terror suspect can be detained without charge to 42 days, up from the current limit of 28. The Counter-Terrorism Bill 2008 [draft text, PDF; bill materials] also includes provisions creating a registry of convicted terrorists and making terrorism an "aggravating factor" in sentencing for non-terrorism offenses.
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