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Tough new anti-terror law in UK

Tough new powers to seize passports at the border from those suspected of travelling to Syria or Iraq for extremist activity will come into force in the UK from on Friday.

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill received royal assent from the Queen which makes it an Act. “This important legislation will disrupt the ability of people to travel abroad to fight and then return, enhance our ability to monitor and control the actions of those who pose a threat, and combat the underlying ideology that feeds, supports and sanctions terrorism,” said home secretary Theresa May.

“The shocking attacks in Paris last month, in which 17 people lost their lives, and the many plots that the police and security and intelligence agencies continually work to disrupt, are clear evidence of the threat we face from terrorism.

“We have a fundamental duty as a government to ensure that the people who work to keep us safe have the powers they need to do so,” she said. Now, the UK home secretary will have the power to relocate those subject to Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures and require them to attend meetings with probation staff and others as part of their ongoing case management.


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