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2006-08-18 03:57:30

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The first Australian jailed under tough new anti-terrorism laws had his conviction quashed on Friday when an appeal court ruled a police interview given while under arrest in Pakistan was inadmissible, a court official said. Joseph Terrence Thomas was found guilty in April of receiving $3,500 and a plane ticket from senior al Qaeda agent Khaled bin Attash after training with Osama bin Laden's militant network in Afghanistan in 2001. Thomas, a father of three,...

2006-06-28 09:50:03

By Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's High Court ruled on Wednesday that "control orders" confining six terrorism suspects to partial house arrest breached their human rights, throwing out a key plank of Prime Minister Tony Blair's security policy. Under the orders, terrorism suspects who have not been charged with a crime have been electronically tagged, confined to their houses for most of the day and banned from using computers and phones or meeting people without...

2006-06-27 02:50:02

LONDON (Reuters) - Police arrested two men on Tuesday under anti-terrorism laws during a series of raids in northern England, a spokeswoman said. The operation in Manchester "is targeting individuals suspected of possession of information that could be used for a terrorist purpose," she added.

2006-05-17 03:25:09

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian architect charged with planning to bomb either the nation's electricity grid or defense installations in Sydney, rejected the charges on Wednesday, telling a court he was not a terrorist. A prosecutor has told the New South Wales Supreme Court in Sydney that a "terrorism manual" was found in the home of Pakistan-born Faheem Khalid Lodhi in 2003 and that he had planned to wage "violent jihad" in Australia. Defense lawyer Phillip Boulten told the jury...

2006-02-02 12:11:46

By Astrid Zweynert LONDON (Reuters) - Britain faces a "real and present" danger of new terrorist attacks, including suicide bombings, a government watchdog said on Thursday. Lord Carlile, Britain's reviewer of counter-terrorism law, said Home Office documents he had seen were alarming enough to conclude that suicide bombings like those in London last July, which killed 52 commuters, must be expected. "The nature of the activities of which I have seen information is sufficiently...

2005-12-12 02:45:08

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian charged with plotting to bomb Sydney's electricity grid and defense sites had his pre-trial hearing adjourned on Monday while the government and court decides how much evidence will be kept secret. Pakistan-born architect Faheem Khalid Lodhi, 35, has pleaded not guilty to nine terror charges and is due to face trial in January 2006 in the New South Wales Supreme Court. Before the trial starts, court staff will undergo security screening and safes will...

2005-11-09 02:04:18

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia is pushing ahead with tough new anti-terrorism laws on Wednesday despite Muslim and civil liberties leaders questioning their necessity a day after police arrested 17 men on charges of planning a terrorist attack. Opponents of the new legislation said the arrests on Tuesday in the nation's biggest counter-terrorism swoop, which police said had disrupted a plot for a "catastrophic" attack, proved the country's existing laws were...

2005-11-08 22:38:38

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia is pushing ahead with tough new anti-terrorism laws on Wednesday despite Muslim and civil liberties leaders questioning their necessity a day after police arrested 17 men on charges of planning a terrorist attack. Opponents of the new legislation said the arrests on Tuesday in the nation's biggest counter-terrorism swoop, which police said had disrupted a plot for a "catastrophic" attack, proved the country's existing laws were...

2005-11-08 18:48:32

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Prime Minister John Howard reassured Australia's Muslims on Wednesday that they were not the target of planned tough new anti-terrorism laws after police arrested 17 men on charges of planning terrorist attacks. Muslims and civil liberties groups said the arrests in Melbourne and Sydney on Tuesday, which police said had disrupted a plot for a "catastrophic" attack, proved that the country's current laws were adequate. The arrests made headlines around the country...


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