British Detentions


An important development in Great Britain:

[T]he Law Lords ruled this morning against emergency laws used to detain foreign terrorism suspects without trial.

After a legal battle waged by nine Muslim men who have been detained at Belmarsh Prison for up to three years, the UK's highest court decided that an anti-terrorism law passed after the 9/11 attacks was incompatible with parts of the European Convention on Human Rights—partly because the key section only applied to foreigners and not to British subjects.