Proposal to increase detention period rejected

“The proposals to increase detention from 28 to 42 days was overwhelmingly discarded by a cross party coalition by 309 votes to 118, a majority of nearly 200. Isn’t it ironic that an unelected institution has demonstrated that it is in tune with public opinion when some in our elected House of Commons have tried to force through a measure which has been opposed by human rights groups, faith communities, legal experts and individuals who wish to continue to uphold our long standing history of democracy.”

  • Tuesday 14th October 2008 | 
  • 9:34 am | 
  • Uncategorized | 
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