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Unlawful Detention & Habeas Corpus

If you are an activist then you are highly susceptible to arrest by the police who claim to have an array of powers over you. Yes we know about Article 61. Yes we know about ‘lawful excuse’ and yes we know that the police cannot lawfully arrest us for a statutory offence unless what we did was also a common law crime. Here’s the problem. The police do not know. They should know. Some do know but are told by their peers or superiors to…
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