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Scottish Parliament urged to oppose 42 day detention

Hugh O'Donnell (Lib Dem, Central Scotland) has today (4 June 2008) tabled a motion in the Scottish Parliament opposing the UK Government's plans to introduce 42 day detention without charge.

Counter-Terrorism Bill

That Parliament expresses it’s concern over measures contained in the UK Government’s new Counter-Terrorism Bill; agrees with the Law Society of Scotland that proposals which will allow terrorism offences committed in Scotland to be tried in any court in the United Kingdom will undermine the primacy of Scottish Courts and the office of the Lord Advocate; opposes plans to extend the pre-charge detention limit beyond 28 days; agrees with human rights groups such as Liberty, Amnesty International, JUSTICE and the Scottish-Islamic Foundation that such measures are unnecessary and erode the very civil liberties we wish to safeguard.