Judges Refuse to Be Swayed by Politicians' Terrorism Warnings ; ANALYSIS Tribunal's Rejection of Security Law Halts Indefinite Detention of Suspects
Burrell, Ian, The Independent (London, England)
CONFINED TO a wheelchair and suffering from severe mental illness, Mahmoud Abu Rideh is close to death in the hospital wing of one of Britain's highest-security jails.
Psychiatrists who come from Broadmoor special hospital to visit him at Belmarsh prison, south London, believe that after a three- month hunger strike he is at serious risk of dying in custody.
The 30-year-old Palestinian has not been charged but is locked up because he has been deemed by the Home Secretary, David Blunkett, to be a "risk to national security".
Mr Abu Rideh was one of 11 men who were interned under the Anti- Terrorism, Crime and Security Act, which was rushed …
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