Hildy Johnson | 22.04.2009 12:08
Mohammed Ayub, a lawyer for three of the men, called for an independent inquiry into Operation Pathway and said their deportation orders would be challenged. “Our clients have no criminal history, they were here lawfully on student visas and all were pursuing their studies and working part-time,” he said. “They are neither extremists nor terrorists. Their arrest and detention has been a serious breach of their human rights. As a minimum they are entitled to an unreserved apology.”
With police claiming that the men pose a threat to national security despite no evidence of this being placed in the public domain, this is yet another example of the consequences of the expansion of police powers. How long will it be before we are ready to genuinely put UK police into the same category as that occupied by the Nazis.