Sunday, January 30, 2011
Britain's government announced Wednesday that it was overturning some of their unpopular anti-terrorism laws. The measures, put in place after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, were widely thought to be some of the toughest in the West.
A review published by British Home Secretary Theresa May acknowledged that the laws had been "out of step with other Western democracies."
As a part of the changes, the amount of time a suspect can be detained without being charged was reduced from 28 days to 14 days. In comparison, suspects in the US can only be held for seven days.'
Posted by DotConnector at 11:36