First ‘control orders’ issued under new UK anti-terror law

First ‘control orders’ issued under new UK anti-terror law

[JURIST] UK Home Secretary Charles Clarke Saturday issued the first "control orders" limiting the movements of uncharged terror suspects under authority granted by the Prevention of Terrorism Act that was passed by Parliament [JURIST report] Friday. The orders were issued against a total of 10 suspects previously released on bail [JURIST report] under strict conditions. Pursuant to a compromise provision [JURIST report] of the Act the orders have to be confirmed by a judge within seven days. AFP has more.