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Special branch spy on schools

Issue No. 2005

Scottish Special Branch have launched an initiative to encourage teachers to inform on school students suspected of “flirting with Islamic extremism”.

Police in Tayside will also investigate student groups at the University of Dundee in an attempt to gather intelligence – presumably the sort of intelligence that led to the death of Jean Charles de Menezes.

Officers are already attending meetings of the Islamic Society at the university. Civil liberties groups and Muslim organisations have expressed concern over the police surveillance plans.

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Sat 17 Jun 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 2005
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