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Belmarsh detainee freed

One of the men detained without charge or trial under the Anti-Terrorism Crime and Security Act 2001 has been freed. The Lord Chief Justice Lord Woolf rejected Mr Blunkett's appeal against a previous decision that the man's 16-month detention in Belmarsh high-security prison was unlawful and based on "wholly unreliable evidence." Speaking outside the court, lawyer Gareth Peirce said "It's our belief that the system is profoundly unfair and it is intended that nobody will get out - and that was demonstrated by the Home Secretary's reaction to the appeal finding last week by SIAC [the Special Immigration Appeals Commission], when he just wouldn't have it."

"M" is the first person to win an appeal against detention without trial.

Article in The Scotsman