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Scrap racist anti-terror law

Issue No. 2253

People from ethnic minorities are 42 times more likely to be stopped and searched under anti-terror laws, it has been revealed.

The law allows the police and security services to hold people for up to nine hours at ports and airports. New reports show this has been used to pressure people into becoming spies for MI5.

Those stopped have no right to maintain their silence. Failure to answer questions can be a criminal offence.

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Tue 24 May 2011, 17:59 BST
Issue No. 2253
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