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Questions for candidates for Federal party committees / European lists

Signed the petition? Shared it online? Want to help the campaign a bit more? Course you do! Here’s how: Lots of people are currently seeking election to the Lib Dem Federal committees: Federal Executive, Federal Policy Committee and Federal Conference … Continue reading

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Amnesty: secret courts “Kafkaesque”

Amnesty describe secret courts as “Kafkaesque”. Well, yes, they are! http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2012/oct/15/secret-courts-plan-kafkaesque-amnesty?INTCMP=SRCH

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“If the Justice and Security Bill is passed, we will never know”

“If the Justice and Security Bill is passed, we will never know”, says the legal director of Reprieve [about the torture experienced by Abdel Hakim Belhaj and Sami al-Saadi after they were rendered to Libya with the knowledge of MI6, … Continue reading

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Guardian briefing on secret courts

The Guardian has updated its coverage and explanation of secret courts, including reference to the Conference vote here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2012/sep/25/secret-courts-the-essential-guide?CMP=twt_gu

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Huffington Post: Gestapo Courts

This post by a former MI5 officer is bang on point I think: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/annie-machon/justice-and-security-bill-gestapo-courts_b_1922077.html

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