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UK denies memo reveals plot to bomb Aljazeera

[JURIST] The British government Tuesday denied allegations that a government memo documenting a conversation between British Prime Minister Tony Blair [official profile] and President George Bush included a suggestion to bomb the Aljazeera [media website] headquarters, after the news agency hired a law firm [AP report] to put pressure on the British government to release the memo. The request was made under the UK Freedom of Information Act 2000 [text] and a Downing Street [official website] spokesman said the British government will respond within 21 days. Two British officials charged with leaking the memo to the media are expected to face trial [JURIST report] before the end of January and Aljazeera has indicated that it is considering legal action against Bush [JURIST report] over the memo. Reuters has more.

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