UK: Home Secretary announces new terrorism laws

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These will include tackling preparatory acts and training. The most contentious proposal would introduce a criminal offence of "indirect incitement" which the Home Secretary says will cover "unacceptable behaviour" and will:

"target those, who while not directly inciting, glorify and condone terrorist acts knowing full well that the effect on their listeners will be to encourage them to turn to terrorism"

Another initiative launched by the government is to return people to third countries with whom the UK will sign a "memorandum of understanding" on their treatment, the first being with Jordan. Amnesty International UK said that: Jordan assurances not worth the paper they are written on (press release). See also: UK: Egyptian national “unlawfully detained” after intervention by Prime Minister (16.11.04)

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