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Belmarsh Prisoners

Asked what the Government’s reaction would be to the ruling by the Law Lords concerning prisoners detained without charge at Belmarsh prison, the PMS asked journalists if they had seen the Written Ministerial Statement issued by the Home Office in response to the House of Lords judgement. The PMS quoted the statement made by the Home Secretary saying: "I will be asking Parliament to renew this legislation in the New Year but in the meantime we will be studying the judgement carefully to see whether it is possible to modify our legislation to address the concerns raised by the House of Lords." Asked if they Government would continue to detain the prisoners, the PMS quoted another paragraph saying: "Accordingly I will not be revoking the certificates or releasing the detainees, whom I believe are a significant threat to our security, a judgment upheld by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission, chaired by a High Court Judge." The Statement made it quite clear what the Government’s position was.

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  1. i think this is highly unfair,keeping people detained without a trial. how long will they be imprisoned for, and under what charges?
    what prooof will they have againt the prisoners? if this is the case, why doesn’t the goverment do this to all criminal and not just ‘suspected terrorists’?

    Comment by shaf — 19 Jan 2005 on 9:11 am | Link
  2. Your prison is the BEST! please can i book a room and a cold shower! and make sure the other residents drop the soap!

    Comment by Daniel Moore — 20 Jan 2005 on 9:47 am | Link
  3. only joking.seriously tho, i think it is wrong what happens there.the people there should get a trial. soz agen, The Big Cheese

    Comment by Daniel Moore — 20 Jan 2005 on 9:54 am | Link

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