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UK Terrorism Measures Proposed

Posted Jul 25, 2007 12:50 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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British Prime Minister Gordon Brown told Parliament today that the 28-day limit on questioning of terrorism suspects is too short.

British police have to charge or release suspects by the end of the 28-day period. Brown did not specifically say how he would change the law, but said one option is to extend the period to 58 days under current state-of-emergency laws, the Associated Press reports.

Brown discussed his concerns as he presented a broad package of legal changes to fight terrorism, TimesOnline reports. He plans a review of whether wiretap evidence can be used in court and is proposing a unified border police force to handle customs and passport checks.

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