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Ban On Returning British Jihadis Criticised

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Powers to stop some British fighters returning from Syria and Iraq is an "announcement waiting for a policy"

Amnesty International UK's legal adviser, Rachel Logan, said she had concerns about the legislation.

She said: "It's dangerous to rush through this grab-bag of measures without proper scrutiny or challenge.

"While the Government needs to ensure that anyone suspected of criminal activity is investigated, measures like invalidating passports and excluding British nationals from their home country push the boundaries of international law.

Islamic Human Rights Commission chair Massoud Shadjareh said: "To go down the same route of policies which have failed to address terrorism is just going to alienate Muslims further and increase 'otherisation' of communities, encouraging the kind of victimisation that has resulted in ever-increasing attacks on places of worship and individuals."

Read the full story published on Sky News on 26 November 2014

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