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Terrorism fear 'is exploited'.

FORMER MI5 boss Dame Stella Rimington 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 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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