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Monday, January 17, 2011

UK anti-terror proposal suffered defeated in House of Lords

On January 17, 2006, the UK Terrorism Bill, introduced following the July 7, 2005 London bombings, was defeated in the House of Lords as peers voted 270-144 against introducing a "glorification" of terrorism offense and called for more safeguards for provisions that would outlaw the spreading of terrorist publications. The bill proposed outlawing the "glorification of terrorism" as part of the more general "indirect encouragement of terrorism" offense. Critics called the proposal unworkable and "not sufficiently legally certain."

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Learn more about the 7/7 bombings from the BBC.

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