Campaigners Fear New Surveillance Powers in Wake of Lee Rigby Murder

by Editor | July 5, 2014 1:56 am

THE GUARDIAN – Civil liberties groups fear the government may use a report next week from the Intelligence and Security Committee into the Woolwich murder of Lee Rigby to press for emergency anti-terror legislation.

The ISC report, which may be issued as soon as Tuesday after it has been sent to David Cameron, is likely to expose failures by the security services in keeping in contact with the soldier’s two killers, partly owing to a lack of surveillance powers.

The report is to appear after ministers have been saying for weeks that it could take emergency legislation to prevent potential extremists being radicalised by travelling to Syria.

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