UK: Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) calls for new terrorism measures


- extend powers to detain people for questioning from 14 days to 3 months
- new offence of "indirect incitement" will "capture the expression of sentiments which do not amount to direct incitement"
- extend provisions in the Council of Europe's Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism which make the provision of training an offence to "receiving training" (this was discussed but rejected in the CoE negotiations)
- extend the role of MI5 (the Security Service) to enable it to operate outside of the UK and British Territories
- create a new offence of "inappropriate internet usage"
- have powers to "attack identified websites"

Full details in: ACPO proposals (pdf)
See also: Home Secretary announces new terrorism laws

 

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