University research falls foul of the Terrorism Act

ourKingdom editors
27 May 2008

Dejan Djokic has an article on the main opendemocracy site reflecting on the recent arrest under the Terrorism Act of an employee and a postgradaduate at the University of Nottingham for possession of an Al-Quaida handbook. They were released after six days when it was realized they had downloaded the material off a US government website and had been using it for research. Yet one of the men, Hicham Yezza, still faces deportation after living in the UK for thirteen years. The episode reflects a growing climate of suspicion and fear according to Djokic - dangerous not only for academic freedom, but for democracy itself. Read the article here.


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