Treason charges

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  1. Abbey Normal

    Abbey Normal Senior Member

    Jul 9, 2005
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    I hope they follow through on this:

    LONDON - British prosecutors said Sunday they would consider treason charges against any Islamic extremists who express support for terrorism, as a Briton suspected of links to al-Qaida was deported from Zambia.

    Haroon Rashid Aswat, a British citizen of Indian descent, had been detained in Lusaka since July 20, where he was questioned about 20 phone calls reportedly made on his South African cell phone with some of the bombers responsible for the July 7 attacks that killed 56 people in London. He was deported Sunday, said Zambian Home Affairs Secretary Peter Mumba...

    Meanwhile, Attorney General Lord Goldmsith's office said the Crown Prosecution Service's head of anti-terrorism would meet with senior Metropolitan Police officers to discuss possible charges against three prominent clerics as part of a crackdown on those the government believes are inciting terrorism.

    Clerics Omar Bakri Mohammed, Abu Izzaden and Abu Uzair, have appeared on British television in recent days and a spokeswoman for Lord Goldmsith's office said prosecutors and police would look at remarks made by the three and consider whether they could face charges of treason, incitement to treason, solicitation of murder, or incitement to withhold information known to be of use to police.

    Mohammed has reportedly said since the July 7 attacks that he would not inform police if he knew Muslims were planning another attack and he supports insurgents who attack troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    "No decision on charges has been made yet," the attorney general's office spokeswoman said, speaking anonymously because British civil servants are rarely allowed to be quoted by name.

    The spokeswoman said prosecutors may also seek access to taped recordings made by an undercover Sunday Times reporter who reportedly recorded members of a radical group praising the suicide bombers as "The Fantastic Four."

    The newspaper's story said its reporter spent two months as a "recruit" of the group, the Savior Sect, and described the organization as inciting young British Muslims to become terrorists.

    He said authorities were examining "some telephone conversations between some of these terrorist suspects and people in Saudi Arabia."
  2. USViking

    USViking VIP Member

    Apr 23, 2005
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    Now we're talking!

    I wonder if bills of attainder and ex post facto law
    are still technically allowable in the UK legal system.

    If so, I hope they get cracking on that too.

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