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Detention of terror suspects criticised

PUBLISHED November 12, 2004

Detention without trial of foreign terrorist suspects is not necessary and alternative legal methods should be employed, the Council of Europe's commissioner for human rights told the government yesterday.

In the middle of a week-long official inspection of the UK's civil liberties record, Alvaro Gil-Robles criticised aspects of law enforcement, including stop and search powers and anti-social behaviour orders.