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Terrorism fear 'is exploited'.

FORMER MI5 boss Dame Stella Rimington Dame Stella Rimington, DCB (born May 1935) was the Director-General (DG) of MI5 from 1992 to 1996. She was the first female DG of MI5, and the first DG whose name was publicised on appointment.  has accused the Government of exploiting people's fear of terrorism to restrict civil liberties. In an outspoken interview, she said ministers risked handing a victory to terrorists by making people "live in fear and under a police state".

Dame Stella also accused the USA of going too far, claiming the Guantanamo Bay Noun 1. Guantanamo Bay - an inlet of the Caribbean Sea; a United States naval station was established on the bay in 1903
bay, embayment - an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
 camp and allegations of torture had been a recruiting sergeant for extremists. Her comments came as a report by a panel of leading judges and lawyers said terrorism measures have undermined international human rights laws.
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Feb 17, 2009
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