Thursday, November 10, 2005

Hear, hear!

Amnesty International UK Campaigns Director Stephen Bowen said:

“Let us not be mistaken – this is not a good result for human rights. It is
a sad day when Britain’s three major political parties are publicly
bartering over people’s liberty.

“There has been much talk of numbers today – 90, 60 or 28 – but little talk
of principles.

“The period that someone can be detained without charge should not be the
subject of political horse-trading. The right to be promptly charged is the
dividing line between liberty and arbitrary detention.”