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Legal challenge mounted against UK anti-terror law

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Anti-terror powers allowing police to stop individuals at UK ports for up to nine hours are challenged in Supreme Court

Human rights organizations have launched a legal challenge in the U.K. against a controversial anti-terror power which allows police to question people for up to nine hours on whether they have been involved in acts of terrorism.

The challenge to the Schedule 7 powers, which allow police to hold people at U.K. ports, was brought to the Supreme Court on Wednesday by the Muslim Council of Britain, the London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission and CAGE, which campaign on behalf of the victims of the so-called "war on terror".

Read the full article published on 12 November 2014 on World Bulletin 

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