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Judge in Max Mosley trial hits back at criticism over privacy cases

Guardian: After making high-profile judgments against newspapers, Mr Justice David Eady accuses media of ‘personal abuse’

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Terror suspects cannot be held on ‘secret evidence’, High Court rules

Times: Terror suspects cannot be denied bail on the basis of secret evidence after a landmark High Court ruling yesterday that dealt another blow to the Government’s counter-terrorism regime.

Two men, a Pakistani student and an Algerian who are suspected of terrorist activities, won a legal battle against the use of secret evidence by the Government to deny them bail.

In what human rights lawyers are describing as an historic victory, the judges also rejected government claims that decisions in such cases, such as whether to grant bail, cannot be challenged.

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