UK Parliament passes anti-terrorism law
News24.com title UK parliament passes anti to terror law article The UK parliament has passed a new anti-terror law that gives police the power to detain people suspected of links to terrorist groups, without charge or trial.
The bill, which has been passed with the support of both Conservative and Labour MPs, was passed by the lower house on Thursday, paving the way for Prime Minister David Cameron to sign it into law.
The new law gives police and security forces the power of detention without charge and a number of powers that were previously available only to the courts.
Under the new legislation, police can detain people who pose a threat to national security.
They can also order them to appear in court for questioning, and can use other methods of interrogation, such as a non-lethal stun gun, to detain them.
If they are detained, they are to be held for 48 hours in custody, unless they have a valid excuse.
They will also be detained for a period of 72 hours and may be released if they refuse to obey a police order.
If a person is detained, police must inform a judge of their rights, including a right to a lawyer, and must give them a date to appear before a judge.
The person will then be given a chance to contest the detention, and if they do so, the judge can decide whether to grant the person a bail hearing or whether to release them.
The legislation also gives police greater powers to detain a person in relation to their activities.
They now have the power, for example, to use a stun gun on them without charge, if they are suspected of engaging in terrorist activity.
Police will be able to order someone to remove a piece of clothing or remove a weapon from their person without a warrant.
They also have the right to search their person, and they can search any location without a search warrant.
The government has also extended the powers of police to use their powers to conduct “stopping orders”, meaning that people who are arrested in relation the threat to public order will be subject to a “stopped and frisk” order, unless the person can show that they have no intent to attack a person or commit a serious crime.
In total, there are more than 100 powers now available to police, and some of them have already been used.
They are used to stop people who have a weapon, or are suspected to have a gun, from leaving a place of worship or attending a sporting event.
Police also now have greater powers over people who “misuse” drugs, and the government has given them the power “to stop a person from leaving premises or to prevent them from entering premises”.
Police have also now the power on their books to use the “broad-spectrum” of drugs, such like heroin and cannabis, and it is now possible to detain someone for a maximum of 48 hours.
The police have also gained new powers to investigate, including “stingray” technology.
This means that police can secretly spy on a person’s mobile phone or internet use, without their knowledge or consent, and obtain detailed information about that person’s movements.
It is also possible for police to track down people who may be planning attacks, and to order them into custody.
The law is likely to cause a major backlash from Muslim groups and activists who are worried about the use of the law.
Muslim community groups are already concerned that the legislation will enable the police to carry out a “kill list” of Muslims and other religious minorities.
They have also criticised the bill for excluding those with “mental health issues” from the powers.