Miranda detention, passwords given up
nbohm at ernest.net
Tue Aug 20 17:16:45 BST 2013
On 20/08/2013 17:04, Igor Mozolevsky wrote:
> On 20 August 2013 16:53, Peter Fairbrother wrote:
> Anyway, I was looking at paragraph 2 of Schedule 7 of the
> Terrorism Act 2000, and saw that apart from some
> Northern-Ireland-specific stuff, the only purpose for which a
> person can be questioned (or detained) under Schedule 7 of the
> Terrorism Act 2000 is
> "for the purpose of determining whether he appears to be a person
> falling within section 40(1)(b)"
> i.e. whether he appears to be
> "a person who ... is or has been concerned in the commission,
> preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism."
> As far as I can tell, what reportedly happened to Miranda isn't
> anywhere near that.
> Scotland Yard claim it was lawful, but I can't see how it could be.
> This was one of the grounds raised by Bindmans:
Perhaps it will be contended that hacking the NSA with a view to
influencing the (US) Government = terrorism as defined in the Act.
It would be nice to see that argued out in public.
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