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United Kingdom: Terrorism Laws Continue to Be Implemented

(May 2, 2008) The terrorism laws of the United Kingdom are continuing to be implemented in the courts, with individuals prosecuted frequently being jailed under these provisions. Most recently, a male, British-born Muslim convert has been jailed for four and a half years for terrorism-related offenses that occurred during an inflammatory speech in a London mosque, after which he requested funds to finance insurgents overseas. A man was jailed for 16 months after admitting to possessing a CD version of an al Qaeda training manual found during a police raid on his home, which occurred after he came forward as a friend or acquaintance of the London July bombers. (Cahal Milmo, Muslim Activist Who Heckled Minister Is Jailed, THE INDEPENDENT (London) Apr. 19, 2008, available at
; Man Jailed for Possessing Terror Manual, THE INDEPENDENT (London), Mar. 11 2008, available at