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U.K. court rules Islamic Movement leader is now eligible for compensation for his arrest upon entering the United Kingdom

British High Court rules that Islamic leader who entered UK despite ban was held unlawfully due to immigration officials' failure to inform him of reasons behind his arrest

Published: 09.30.11


British high court says an Islamic activist who entered Britain despite being banned is entitled to damages for wrongful detention. The leader of the Islamic Movement's northern branch in Israel, Sheikh Raed Salah, flew to Britain in June, despite an order from Home Secretary Theresa May banning him because of his political activities. He was detained shortly afterward and held for three weeks before being bailed.
Salah's lawyers say he traveled to Britain legally and was unaware of the ban. He is fighting deportation.The High Court ruled Friday that Salah was not given "proper and sufficient reasons" for his arrest unti

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Added: Oct-1-2011 Occurred On: Oct-1-2011
By: aydeo
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Tags: UK high court, Islamic Movement leader, compensation
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