High Court Quashes Draconian ‘Control Orders’
London, UK, June 29 – The High Court's decision that th e government's control orders – effectively house imprisonment without charge or trial – are unlawful, is yet another blow for justice against the government's draconian anti-terror policies.
The policy, which disregards any principle of innocence until proven guilty, does not allow secret 'intelligence' (which failed so miserably in relation to Iraq and Forest Gate) to be challenged in a court of law.
Dr Imran Waheed a media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain said: "This policy has not only punished these men without a trial, but also punished their wives and children. The policy is reminiscent of Burma, Zimbabwe and other dictatorships, where laws are used to further the political interests of the state rather than being in the interests of public safety. The defeat is welcome on the day that MP's have backed Blair's decision to detain people without charge for up to 4 weeks."