Middle-east Arab News Opinion | Asharq Al-awsat

UK court criticizes use of secret evidence - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
Select Page

LONDON (AP) – Britain’s highest court says secret evidence can no longer be used against three men who are accused of terrorism, but have never been given details of the allegations against them.

Law Lords at the House of Lords ruled on Wednesday that withholding evidence from the suspects on national security grounds was a breach of their human rights.

The three are among about 17 people who Britain detains under a house arrest-style system called control orders.

The suspects do not face criminal charges, but are accused of involvement in terrorism.

In some cases, prosecutors have refused to disclose any evidence against the suspects, citing concerns over compromising intelligence sources. Judges will review the three cases again.

Asharq Al-Awsat

Asharq Al-Awsat

Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

More Posts

Follow Me:
FacebookGoogle PlusYouTube