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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