Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Greenwald's Partner Sues British Government Because of Detention

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  1. He might be onto a loser here. As bad as the statute is, and it's really bad, it appears to be on the side of government in this case:


    "What is schedule 7 and how does it work?

    Under the schedule, UK police can stop, examine and search passengers at ports, airports and international rail terminals.

    Unlike with some other police powers to stop and search, there is no requirement for an officer to have a "reasonable suspicion" that someone is involved with terrorism before they are stopped.

    A passenger can be held for questioning for up to nine hours and those detained must "give the examining officer any information in his possession which the officer requests".

    Any property seized must be returned after seven days, but data from mobile phones and laptops may be downloaded and retained by the police for longer.

    Those detained are compelled to answer questions from the police and must not "obstruct" or "frustrate" any police searches.

    If someone fails to co-operate they are deemed to have committed a criminal offence and could face up to three months in prison, a fine or both."