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Lawyer reviewing terror laws and special powers: Definition of 'terrorism' is too broad

Comment: This one is for the record now were going to get legal  and define what terrorism or a terrorist is??? At terrorist is the bad guy end of story.

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By Kelly Fiveash, 22 Jul 2014

 

The definition of terrorism in current UK law is too broad and should be narrowed to avoid "catching" journalists, bloggers and hate criminals, a top lawyer said today.

David Anderson QC, who is Britain's independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, argued during an interview on the BBC's Radio 4 Today programme this morning that the word "influence" should be removed to prevent the wrong type of offences being caught up in terror law.

 

He said that instead the legislation should require that terrorists must be shown to "intimidate or coerce or to compel".

 

The Register/ full read here/ http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/22/top_lawyer_calls_for_narrowing_of_terrorism_definition_in_uk...

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