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Unclear terror bill
gives Sting sweeping
A badly worded amendment to new anti-terror laws, written at the last minute, has given the band The Police the power to keep suspects in custody indefinitely without charge.
The powers granted to Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland have been slammed by civil rights group Liberty as "wholly disproportionate" and evidence of "a creeping totalitarianism amongst reformed pop groups".
The band The Police have often been used by civil law-enforcement agency 'the police' in civil disorder cases such as 1984's Live Aid.
This legislation comes at a bad time for the government. The newly
a 'creeping totalitarianism' in pop groups.
reformed Spice Girls
were last week granted the right to try 'hard-tounderstand' fraud cases without recourse to a jury and ex-Bananarama singer Siobhan Fahey was given a 007-style 'licence to kill'.
Former The Police
guitarist Henry Padovani, who was replaced by Andy Summers in 1977, is not covered by the new law, which he described as "the last bloody insult".
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