Draconian state

Well, here’s some good news for the civil liberties of Al Qaeda:

The Supreme Court ruled that the draconian restrictions, imposed by Gordon Brown as Chancellor, breached the human rights of five suspected extremists.

They include Mohammad al-Ghabra, 29, a Syrian-born British citizen living in east London who has been named by the US as a terrorist recruiter and fundraiser. He is also said to have links to the failed 21/7 London Tube bombers.

The court is expected to convene an emergency sitting tomorrow to consider a government request for a stay of proceedings to maintain the freezing orders until new laws can be rushed through Parliament.
Seven appeal court justices said the Treasury’s attempt to enforce United Nations’ restrictions on al Qaeda and Taliban fundraising in the UK was illegal because it was imposed by Ministers without Parliamentary approval.