Blunkett releases detainee

David Blunkett has ordered the release of one of the detainees interned without charge under the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001. The man, an Algerian national known only as "D", has been held at Woodhill Prison near Milton Keynes for nearly 3 years. The Home Office has not given a detailed explanation for his release. The man has been given "discretionary leave to stay" in the country for six months with "a range of assistance" from the national asylum support service.

Article in the Guardian