UK: Reaction to bail for Mahmoud Abu Rideh

"Bail conditions are obviously likely to be better than detention without trial but they are still likely to fall a long way short of fairness and basic human rights standards.

"Mr Abu Rideh should never have been subjected to indefinite detention in the first place and his mental health appears to have suffered as a result of these grossly unfair measures.

"Our view is still that the Belmarsh system of detention without trial was fundamentally wrong and the envisaged replacement system of house arrests is also wrong.

"The Home Secretary should show some faith in the justice system. If someone has done something wrong, charge them and give them a fair trial. Locking them in their homes is not the answer."

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