The Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, appears to have declared war on the government’s own secret terror court, overruling decisions made by judges in the Special Immigration Appeals Court (SIAC) — in what can only be described as an act of executive fiat — unilaterally revoking their bail, kidnapping them on their way home...More here
Be sure to keep going back to the article and other items you'll find at the links above and this one for some mind-boggling UPDATES & COMMENTS (SOME ARE ANDY'S) at the top stories on Andy's website! UPDATE at 3 pm: I’ve just heard from observers that the judges’ decision to order four of the five men to be sent home was chosen as an alternative to the lawyers’ recommended course of action: nailing Jacqui Smith for contempt of court and kidnap.
THE EVENTS: The short listing:
SIAC will now be meeting - Wednesday (March 4) to discuss the European Court of Human Rights’ objections to the British government’s use of Special Advocates in closed court sessions, and the rules preventing the Special Advocates from reporting any information whatsoever to either the accused or their lawyers.
A hearing to review U’s bail conditions is scheduled for March 5, and another hearing, examining the government’s request to revoke all the men’s existing bail conditions and to imprison them in Belmarsh by legal means is scheduled for March 11th. Be sure to make note of all these dates and if you are unable to make them or you are outside the UK, please let others know - particularly human rights experts and activists.
Please come along if you can. Hearings start at 9.30 am. SIAC is located at Field House, 15 Bream’s Buildings, London EC4A 1DZ. A map is here
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