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Law Lords Rule DSEI Arms Fair Section 44 Terrorism Act Use Valid (Liberty Audio)

IRL | 08.03.2006 15:42 | DSEi 2007 | DSEi 2003 | Anti-militarism | Repression | Terror War | London

Interview update on today's law lords appeal ruling that use of section 44 of terrorism act during protests for stop and search is not a violation of the right to peaceful protest since its use did not deter protests and as such was valid, but that section 44 should not be used when police didn't believe the target of the search was likely to be a terrorist... hmmmm.

Interview with Alex Gask from Liberty and next legal steps
8 mins 11 secs MP3 mono 2.8MB @ 48kbps

Liberty Audio Interview - mp3 2.8M

The appeal case centred around stop and searches under the terrorism act during the DSEI anti-arms fair protests of 2003, which police initally denied was occuring. Of course the legislation was also used widely against protestors around RAF Fairford and other locations.

Some previous imc coverage (sure there's lot's more somewhere):

DSEi 2003 Arms Fair Protest Coverage

LIBERTY Slams Use of Anti Terrorism Act to Suppress Peace Protests - Did the Home Secretary Lie to Parliament?

The Audio Interview was taken from Indymedia Radio London's weekly roundup of imc news - broadcast every wednesday 1-2pm GMT on 104.4fm in london and on the web at:

See also bbc report on today's ruling:

Full 1 hr show available at: