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UK Home Secretary says anti-terror laws will impact animal rights radicals

[JURIST] Speaking before the UK Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights [official website] Monday, UK Home Secretary Charles Clarke [official profile] said that new anti-terror legislation [JURIST document] recently proposed by the government would have a direct impact on militant animal rights groups that encourage deadly radical behavior. A senior FBI official testified to the US Congress in May that radical environmental and animal rights groups using violence were the top US domestic terror threat [JURIST report]. Clarke also told the parliamentary committee Monday that his office would consider clarifying the definition of "glorification" of terrorist acts under proposed anti-terror legislation and would review existing policy on the use of deadly force by police officers after he receives official investigation results from the Independent Police Complaints Commission [official website] into the fatal shooting of Brazilian national Jean Charles de Menezes [JURIST report] in July after he was mistaken for a suicide bomber. BBC News has more.

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