Government plans to enable police to hold terror suspects without charge for 42 days have caused “considerable concern” at Europe’s human rights body. The Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee said suspects should be taken to prison after 14 days as police cells were inadequate for longer detention. The controversial law was passed by MPs in June and will be voted on in the Lords in a fortnight. The government said it was “acutely aware” of its responsibilities. (BBC)

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